Godwin Emefiele, the Central Bank of Nigeria’s suspended governor, was hauled before the Federal High Court in Lagos on two charges of alleged illegal possession of firearms and ammunition on Tuesday and entered a not guilty plea.
Emefiele is being prosecuted on two counts of illegal possession of firearms and ammunition by the Federal Ministry of Justice before Justice Nicholas Oweibo, who is sitting on vacation.
Emefiele was charged with illegally owning a single-barrelled shotgun (JOJEFF MAGNUM 8371) by the ministry of justice.
In addition, the agency charged him with illegally and without a permit possessing 23 rounds of live ammunition (cartridges).
According to FMJ, the defendant violated the law on June 15 at No. 3b Iru Close in the Ikoyi neighbourhood of Lagos.
The allegation asserts that the offence violated Sections 4 and 8 of the Firearms Cap F28 laws of the Federation Act 2004 and was therefore punished under Section 27 (1)(b)(I),(II) of the same Act.