Emefiele: Trial Of Embattled CBN Gov Stalls Again, Opts For Plea Bargain



The scheduled Wednesday arraignment of suspended Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Governor Godwin Emefiele for an alleged N6.9 billion procurement fraud has once more been postponed.

Due to the absence of both parties’ attorneys from court on Wednesday, the subject was not placed on the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court’s cause list in Abuja.

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The second defendant, who was allegedly indisposed, was not present at the scheduled arraignment for the suspended CBN governor, who appeared before the court last Thursday.

Although Sa’adatu Yaro, a female CBN employee who was the second defendant, was not present in court, Emefiele, the first defendant, was.

Emefiele and his-co accused, Saadat Yaro, have opted for a plea bargain policy to settle with the Federal Government.

Emefiele’s lawyer and Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Kehinde Akinlolu, confirmed the shift in the arraignment.

He said that a new date may likely be issued by the Chief Judge, Justice Hussein Baba Yusuf.

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