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Emefiele still held in Kuje Prison seven days after being granted bail.

by Amos Kalu
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Godwin Emefiele, a former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), remains detained in Kuje Prison in Abuja, seven days after he was granted release.

The bail conditions placed on the former head of CBN, by the Federal Capital Territory’s High Court, have not been fulfilled.

Emefiele was granted N300 million bail by Judge Hamza Muazu on November 22.

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Justice Muazu had ruled that Emefiele had to show two sureties who had to be landowners in the Federal Capital Territory’s Maitama District.

When Emefiele received his bail conditions, he was being held at Kuje Prison on remand.

Emefiele had to stay in jail until he complied with all of the bail requirements, according to the judge’s decision.

But on Tuesday, when the trial began, Kuje Prison security guards in full uniform drove Emefiele to the courtroom in a van.

There were many armed security personnel stationed to patrol the court grounds.

The former governor of the CBN is still being held on remand since he hasn’t fulfilled his bail conditions, according to Mr. Rotimi Oyedepo, Senior Advocate of Nigeria, SAN, Counsel to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

Similarly, Emefiele’s attorney, Mathew Burkaa, SAN, told OHAFIATV News that his team is working to perfect the bail conditions even though he acknowledged that his client is still behind bars.

According to him, “obtaining two sureties with landed properties in Abuja’s Maitama District is a complicated matter.”

Emefiele was returned to the prison straight after the proceedings on Tuesday.

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