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Fresh charges filed against Emefiele



Director of Public Prosecutions at the Federal Ministry of Justice Mohammed  Bakodo Abubakar said fresh charges have been brought forward against the suspended governor of the central bank, Godwin Emefiele. 

The Federal Government on Tuesday applied to withdraw the charge of illegal possession of firearms filed against  Emefiele.

Abubakar who approached the federal high court in Ikoyi with an oral application said the withdrawal followed the result of further investigations.

Abubakar  disclosed that 20 fresh counts had been filed against Emefiele at the Federal High Court, Abuja.

He made this known while speaking with journalists after the day’s proceedings.

On July 25th, Emefiele was arraigned on a two-count charge bordering on “illegal possession of firearms” at a federal high court in Ikoyi, Lagos.

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