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Abuja Court Fines EFCC N100 Million For Violating Right Of Ex CBN Boss, Emefiele

The Federal Capital Territory High Court in Abuja has fined the Federal Government and the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) N100 million for flagrantly violating the human rights of the immediate past Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele.
The court ruled that the prolonged detention of Emfiele, without trial was a flagrant violation of his fundamental rights.
It also restrained the Federal Government and its agents from re-arresting or detaining Emefiele without an order of court.
The judgment was given in a fundamental human rights suit filed by the former CBN governor following his prolonged detention in the custody of the Department of State Services.
He asked the court to order the respondents to pay him N1 billion damages and to restrain them from further arresting and or detaining him.
The ex-CBN boss was arrested on June 10 shortly after his suspension by President Bola Tinubu.
Listed as defendants in the suit were the Federal Government, the Attorney General of the Federation; the EFCC and its chairman.

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