The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Monday, failed to produce the embattled former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, Godwin Emefiele, before the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory sitting at Maitama, as it was directed to do.
Justice Olukayode Adeniyi had on November 2, ordered the anti-graft agency to either release Emefiele unconditionally or produce him in court to be granted bail.
However, at the resumed proceeding in the matter, Emefiele’s lawyer, Mr Mathew Burkaa, told the court that EFCC flouted the order.
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“My lord they have flouted both orders as today marks the 149th day of the Applicant being in custody.
The Applicant is still in custody of the 3rd and 4th Respondents, up till this moment that we speak,” Emefiele’s lawyer added.
On his part, the lawyer that represented the EFCC, Mr Farouk Abdullahi, while confirming that the order was served on the Commission, said it was not true that Emefiele has been in the custody of the agency for over 100 days.
“My lord, I do confirm that we received the order. It is however not correct that the Applicant has been in custody of the 3rd and 4th Respondent for over 100 days.
“He has only been in custody of 3rd and 4th for only 7 days
“We got the processes and we intend to react to them to set the record straight.