Stella Dimoko Courts Awards EX CBN Gov Emefiele N100million For Unlawful Detention By Nigerian Govt


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Tuesday, January 09, 2024

Courts Awards EX CBN Gov Emefiele N100million For Unlawful Detention By Nigerian Govt

Justice Olukayode Adeniyi of a High Court of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) on Monday slammed a whopping sum of N100 million fine against the federal government and the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for unlawfully detaining former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele.

Justice Adeniyi further barred the federal government and any of its agencies, notwithstanding Emefiele’s current trial, from re-arresting, detaining and harassing Emefiele over any alleged offence without first obtaining a warrant of arrest from a court of competent jurisdiction.

The judge issued the order after he declared the long detention of Emefiele for over five months by the Department of State Service (DSS) and EFCC as illegal, unlawful and unconstitutional.

According to the judge, the excuse by the federal government that Emefiele was being investigated for other alleged infractions was not tenable, adding that the order of detention obtained from a Chief Magistrate Court in Wuse, Abuja lacked probative value.

He further berated security agencies for first arresting and detaining suspect before investigation.
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  1. Even though he's presumed guilty, his detention was an abuse on his fundamental human right that shouldn't have been in the first place.

    © TEEJAY..........✍️

  2. Replies
    1. Indirectly collecting back from the N300m he paid in Dec 2023. Truly, Nigeria and it’s ‘persons’ are taking us on a ride.

  3. Welcome to Nigeria where everything is possible..

  4. Okokobioko

    The film called "NIGERIA" keeps getting interesting


  5. Let them deduct this money from whatever he's supposed to pay back.

  6. But how he was awarded so quickly? The govt did not put up any fight just turned over 100 mil just like so…okaaaaaaaay

  7. Oh wow ok
    Dem don run am foreign abi na local


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