Godwin Emefiele, the suspended governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, is currently facing two counts of illegal possession of firearms and ammunition at the Federal High Court, which were filed by the Federal Government.
On Sunday, Channels Television reported that the Federal Government had charged Emefiele for illegally possessing a shotgun with a single barrel.
The government argued that the crime was illegal because it was against Section 4 of the Firearms Act, Chapter F28 of the Laws of the Federation (2004).
The charges against Emefiele included an additional count of unlawful possession of 123 rounds of live ammunition.
The lawsuit has not yet been assigned to a judge, KURYALOADED has learned. Nonetheless, next week appears to be when it will be assigned.
You may remember that on June 10 the Department of State Service took charge of the CBN Governor who had been suspended. But DSS argued that the investigation was the real reason.
On the same day, a Federal High Court in Abuja overturned his arrest and DSS detention.
Given the pending ruling from another court rendered in December of last year, Emefiele had asked the court, through his attorney, to invalidate his arrest and incarceration as illegal.
Justice Bello Kawu, delivering the decision, found that his arrest and imprisonment ran counter to a previous ruling and directives issued by another judge.
Therefore, he issued an injunction prohibiting the DSS from restricting Emefiele’s liberty and freedom of movement in any way.