Emefiele Pleads “Not Guilty” To Illegal Arms Possession Charges


Emefiele DSS

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.

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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.

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