25th July: Emefiele To Be Arraigned On Tuesday

The suspended Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Mr. Godwin Emefiele is expected to be formally arraigned on Tuesday, July 25,2023 for alleged possession of gun and ammunition.

Emefiele will appear before the Federal High Court, Lagos on a on a two-count charge of unlawful possession of a pump action rifle and 123 rounds of live cartridges with Justice Nicholas Oweibo presiding.

Count one of the charges against the suspended CBN governor who has been in the custody of the Department of State Services (DSS) since June 10 reads: “That you, Godwin Emefiele, Male, of No. 8 Colorado Street Maitama Abuja, on or about the 15th of June 2023, at No. 3b Iru Close, Ikoyi, Eti Osa Local Government, Lagos State, within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court, had in your possession one (1) Single Barrel shotgun (JOJEFF MAGNUM 8371) without a licence. You thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 4 of the Firearms Act, Cap. F28 Laws of the Federation 2004, and punishable under Section 27 (1b) of the same Act.”

Count two: “That you, Godwin Emefiele, Male, of No. 8 Colorado Street Maitama Abuja, on or about June 15, 2023, at No. 3b Iru Close, Ikoyi, Eti Osa Local Government, Lagos State, within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court, had in your possession One Hundred and Twenty-Three (123) Rounds of live ammunition (Cartridges) without a licence You thereby committed an offence contrary to Section 8 of the Firearms Act Cap F28 Laws of the Federation 2004 and punishable under Section 27 (1)(b)(il) of the same Act.”