Godwin Emefiele, the suspended governor of the Central Bank (CBN), has finally been charged by the Department of State Services (DSS) in court. He was charged with two counts.
Before Justice Nicholas Oweibo of the Federal High Court in Ikoyi, Lagos, he was charged with two counts.
The first charge was for illegally owning a single-barrel shotgun (JOJEFF MAGNUM 8371), and the second charge was for illegally owning 123 cartridges of live ammunition.
The Firearms Act Cap. F28 Laws of the Federation, 2004, sections 4 and 8 are allegedly violated by both allegations, which are punished under the Act’s section 27 (1)(b)(i).
He entered a not-guilty plea to the accusations.
Joseph Daudu (SAN), a former NBA president and one of his attorneys, requested bail on his behalf.
Since President Bola Tinubu suspended him last month, Emefiele has been detained.
He had been taken from his home in Lagos by the secret police and flown to Abuja.
On July 17, a group of attorneys filed a contempt petition before a Federal High Court in Abuja to imprison Yusuf Bichi, the director-general of the SSS, on charges of contempt of court in protest of the director-general’s alleged failure to obey court orders in Abuja.
On Monday, the attorneys, including Maxwell Opara and Ahmed Tijani, accused Bichi of disregarding a number of orders from M. A. Hassan, Hamza Muazu, and Bello Kawu despite having those orders served on them.
However, the DSS caused a stir when it identified the principal attorney as a counsel for the illegal Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).