Godwin Emefiele, the suspended governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to the alleged gun possession charge brought against him by the Federal Government.
Around 9:20 am, the disgraced CBN boss came at the courthouse for his accused gun possession trial.
He is being tried for two charges of illegally owning the JOJEFF MAGNUM 8371 single-barrel shotgun.
The Department of State Services had on July 13, 2023, filed a two-count of illegal processions of firearm and ammunition against the suspended CBN governor.
The DSS in the charge sheet accused Emefiele of possessing a single-barrelled shotgun (JOJEFF MAGNUM 8371) without a license.
In the second count, the service charged him with illegally possessing 23 rounds of live ammunition (cartridges) without a license. The offence is also said to be contrary to Section 8 of the Firearms Act and punishable under Section 27 (1)(b)(il) of the same Act.