The High Court sitting in the Federal Capital Territory has ordered that the former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Godwin Emefiele, be remanded in the Kuje Correctional Centre pending the determination of his bail request.
Emefiele will remain in prison until November 22, when the court will deliver a ruling on his bail motion.
His lead counsel, Mathew Burkaa SAN, moved the application for bail which Rotimi Oyedepo vehemently opposed on behalf of the Federal Government.
After taking arguments for and against the application, Justice Hamza Muazu said a bench ruling could not be delivered in view of the plethora of authorities cited by the two parties.
The Judge said he needed a little time to study the authorities and peruse through the exhibits supplied by Emefiele to support his request for bail.
At the time of this report, officials of the Kuje prison authority have been contacted to bring a vehicle to convey him to prison.
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Ex-CBN Gov, Emefiele Arraigned, Denies Corruption Charges
Former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, Godwin Ifeanyi Emefiele, was finally arraigned on corruption charges by the Federal Government on Friday at the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory.
Emefiele, dressed in blue Guinea Brocade babaringa with a Hausa cap to match, was brought to court for arraignment by his lead counsel Mathew Burkaa, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, SAN, in compliance with an order of court.
The former apex bank head, who was accused of conferring corruption advantages on a staff of CBN, Mrs Saadat Ramalan Yaro, through awards of various contracts, however, denied the six count charges.
A Senior Advocate of Nigeria SAN, Rotimi Oyedepo, led the legal team of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, which is prosecuting the defendant on behalf of the Federal Government.
At the time of this report, a fierce legal battle was ongoing on the request for Emefiele’s bail pending his trial.
Justice Hamza Muazu is expected to make a ruling on the bail request.
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Video: Mikel Obi Speaks About Entitlement Mentality In Africa
Mikel Obi has spoken about the entitlement mentality displayed by family members in Africa once a member of the family makes money.
During a chat with former footballer Rio Ferdinand, Obi revealed that family members become so greedy that they sometimes threaten to go to the press to tarnish your image if you don’t continue to offer financial assistance.
Using his own experience as an example, he said, “You get threatened by your own blood. Your own brothers and sisters.”
He continued: “When you come from Africa, when you make money, it’s not your money. You have all these relatives, cousins, whatever you call it.
“And your sisters, they go off and they get married to some guy who just wants to get married into John Obi Mikel’s family because then ‘my life is sorted’. And then you start looking after this guy. Before you know it… they keep having so many kids and so many kids. And you look at it, OK, ‘You’re having this much kids, who’s going to look after them?’ It’s you. For them you owe them that.
“So sometimes you have to be strong and say, you know what guys, ‘enough is enough. I don’t care’.
“They give you this thing whereby, ‘if you don’t do it, were going to go to the press’.”
His listeners were shocked and asked, “What? Did you have that conversation?”
Mikel replied, “Yeah, yeah.”
Watch the video below.
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80-Year-Old Woman Dies In Lagos Building Collapse
Tragedy struck on Thursday morning when a yet-to-be-identified woman said to be 80 years old died as the staircase of a storey building caved in at number 34 Oloto Street, Borno Way, off Freeman Street, Oyingbo, Lagos Mainland Local Government Area of the state.
The yet-to-be-identified woman died on the spot as a result of the impact suffered when the building collapsed on her.
The Lagos State Building Control Agency while condoling with the victims of the collapsed building blamed the non-compliance on the vacation notice on the part of occupants of the building.
A source in the area said the building was an old building and needed to be vacated for repairs.
The source in the neighbourhood said the incident happened at about 8: am on Thursday.
“It was really bound to happen. The building is old. The occupants needed to vacate the building to allow renovation. Maybe, this may not have happened,” the source said.
“It was unfortunate. Everyone was scared when the incident happened. We were running helter-skelter hoping that more people were not affected,” the eyewitness added.
Meanwhile, the Permanent Secretary of Lagos State Emergency Management Authority, LASEMA, Dr Femi Oke-Osanyitolu, confirmed the casualty, saying no record of further injury in the unfortunate incident.
According to him, “Further information gathered at the incident scene revealed that an internal suspended beam in a room collapsed at about 7:45 am due to the ageing and lack of maintenance of the structure.
“Unfortunately, an old woman died from the impact of the partial collapse.”
Meanwhile, as of press time,10. am, a search and rescue operation was ongoing by the joint rescue team, while the scene has been cordoned off.
Officials of the LASEMA Response Team, LRU, paramedics, Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service and Lagos Ambulance Service, LASAMBUS, are on the ground to ensure safety and sanity.
“The building has been cordoned off and LABCA has been contacted for further action,” Oke-Osanyintolu stated.
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