Alleged Procurement Fraud: Emefiele Pleads Not Guilty To Amended Count Charge

The trial judge, Justice Hamza Muazu of the Federal Capital Territory High Court granted him leave on Thursday to travel out of the FCT, but not the country.  He has also met his N300m bail condition.

(FILES) Ex-CBN chief, Godwin Emefiele leaves the Federal High Court in Ikoyi, Lagos on Tuesday, July 25, 2023, and about to enter a waiting DSS vehicle despite an order of the court granting him bail and ordering his remand at a prison. Photo: Channels Television/Sodiq Adelakun.


A former Central Bank (CBN) Governor Mister Godwin Emefiele on Friday pleaded not guilty to the twenty-count amended charge levelled against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). 

The charges against Mr Emefiele now include alleged criminal breach of trust, forgery, conspiracy to commit forgery, procurement fraud, and alleged conspiracy to commit felony.

The former CBN Governor, who is on bail, was granted leave by Justice Hamza Muazu of the Federal Capital Territory High Court to travel out of the FCT but not the country.

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Counsel for the Prosecution, Rotimi Oyedepo, did not object to his continued bail.

While granting the request for bail, the trial judge, Justice Mauzu adjourned the case to February 12 and 13 for continuation of trial.

In August 2023, the Federal Government had initially filed a six-count charge of alleged fraudulent procurement against the former CBN governor.