The suspended Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele has pleaded not guilty to a two-count charge of illegal possession of firearms and ammunition.

DSS Arraigns Emefiele Over Illegal Possession Of Firearms
Godwin Emefiele

After the plea, Emefiele’s lead counsel, Joseph Daudu, told the court that his client had been in detention for the past four weeks without being arraigned in court.

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The senior lawyer also told the presiding judge, Justice Nicholas Oweibo that the application for bail had been filed and served on the prosecution.

Bail Application

Meanwhile, the DSS raised objections to the court hearing the bail application, insisting that it has not been served.

Emefiele later ask the court to admit him to bail on self-recognisance but the court has not ruled on the matter.

Earlier, the Department of State Services (DSS) had brought Emefiele to court for arraignment following the order of a court in Abuja.

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Operatives of the state police arrived at the Federal High Court in Ikoyi, Lagos, around 9:18 am on Tuesday for the arraignment of the suspended CBN governor.

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