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EFCC Protests Court N100 Million Fine In Favour Of Ex CBN Boss, Emefiele

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has protested the fine of N100 Million in favour of the immediate past Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele and is set to appeal against the judgement by the Federal High Court, Abuja.
The judgement by the Abuja High Court was based on violation of the fundamental human rights of Emefiele.
Emefiele had instituted a fundamental human rights suit against the agency, the Federal Government, and the Attorney-General of the Federation.
Yesterday, the court ordered the EFCC and the Federal Government to pay ex-CBN Governor N100 million for violating his rights.
Responding, the EFCC said: “The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has expressed dissatisfaction with a judgment of the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, High Court awarding N100 million damages against it in favour of a former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, Godwin Emefiele.”
The Commission’s spokesman, Dele Oyewale, in a statement said: “Justice O.A Adeniyi, on Monday, January 8, 2024, fined the Commission after he ruled that the Commission’s detention of Emefiele in the course of his investigation was a violation of his right to liberty.
“The decision failed to take cognizance of the fact that the former CBN boss was held with a valid order of court. Consequently, the Commission will approach the Court of Appeal to set it aside.”

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