Emefiele: EFCC To Appeal N100m Fine

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.

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.

A statement issued Monday by the Commission’s spokesman, Dele Oyewole, said the decision failed to take cognizance of the fact that the former CBN boss was held with a valid order of court.

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“Consequently, the Commission will approach the Court of Appeal to set it aside”, he said.

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