A Federal High Court in Lagos today (Tuesday) granted bail to Mr. Godwin Emefiele, the suspended governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN.
He was given bail in the amount of N20,000,000 and a surety in the same amount.
The Department of State Service, or DSS, filed a two-count complaint of unauthorised possession of a firearm against him.
Recall that Emefiele has spent more than a month in the care of the DSS.
After his client entered a not guilty plea to the two count charge, Emefiele’s attorney, Mr. Joseph Daudu, SAN, requested bail on his behalf, arguing that the offence for which Emefiele was reclassified is admissible in bail.
Around 9.23 a.m., Emefiele was driven to court in a white Hillux Pick-up van with the number plate number hidden.
When Emefiele got to the court, a woman who’s name couldn’t be established at press time helped her get out of the van.
He received assistance from Justice Nicolas Oweibo, the case’s trial judge, to enter the courtroom.