Emefiele Back in Court: Ex-CBN Chief Pleads Not Guilty in $6.2m Fraud Case



A former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Godwin Emefiele, was on Friday arraigned at the Federal High Court, Maitama, Abuja on 20-count bordering on alleged corrupt practices and forgery.

Dressed in an ash coloured pair of trousers and a dark jacket, the ex-CBN governor arrived at the court premises accompanied by his team of lawyers and a few aides.

Emefiele was first arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on six counts of N1.2bn procurement allegations.

The EFCC, on the leave of the court subsequently amended the charges pressed against Emefiele.

When the amended 20 counts were read to him on Friday, the former CBN governor pleaded not guilty.

Shortly after taking his plea, trial judge Hamza Muazu adjourned the case till February 12 and 13, 2024 for the commencement of trial.

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