Emefiele pleads ‘not guilty’ to illegal Fire arms possession charge

Ogunsakin Mustapha
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Former CBN Gov. Godwin Emefiele

The embattled former CBN Governor Godwin Emefiele is presently in the dock before a Federal High Court sitting in Lagos on the allegation of Fire arms possession without having licence.

At the beginning of the arraignment before Justice Nicholas Oweibo on Tuesday by the Deputy Director of Public prosecution Mrs Joyce Nebo informed the court of the two counts charge filed against the defendant.

Emefiele however pleaded not guilty to the charge

Following the plea of the defendant the defence counsel led be J.B Daudu SAN leading other four senior advocates of Nigeria namely A.T Kehinde SAN, Emeka Ozoani SAN, Victor Opara SAN and Dr Emeka Obegolu SAN with Several juniors Informed the court of an application for bail filed on behalf of the defendant.
But the prosecution told the court that it had not been served.

But when confronted with the enforcement from the office of Attorney General which the prosecution said that no attorney General in the country after the last administration term lapsed.

We have scrutinised even through the agency the defendant is been detained but we could not find any.

I have not set my eye on this application which I am yet to receive and we want to respond to it.

Spirit of comradeship demands that the defence team saw our phone numbers on the the charge filed, no call to me even when the details of my team are equally provided in the charge.

With due respect to the court we are seeking for a date to enable us respond both to the issues of law and the facts contained in the application which I just seeing this morning.

The trial judge is presently writing ruling on the issue of service and the bail application.

Details shortly.

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