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Just In: Godwin Emefiele Arrives Court for Trial

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The suspended Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Godwin Emefiele has arrived at the Federal High Court located in Lagos.

Emefiele who has been suspended by the president on June 9th arrived at the court ground around 9:20 am on Tuesday.

Godwin Emefiele who assumed office in 2014 after succeeding Sanusi Lamido Sanusi as the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, was suspended by President Bola Ahmad Tinubu and was directed to handle his office affairs to his deputy with immediate effect.

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However, the embattled CBN governor will stand against two counts of trial filed against him by the Department of State Services. The secret police filed two counts of trial against him for the illegal possession of a firearm and ammunition.

In the first count, the secret police have accused Emefiele of possessing a single-barrelled shotgun (JOJEFF MAGNUM 8371), and 23 rounds of live ammunition (cartridges) in the second count, both without licence which is contrary to the law.

Accordingly, the court will make its decision after the hearing, giving the accused a chance to depend on himself.

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