Godwin Emefiele Allegedly Settles For Plea Bargain

Godwin Emefiele

The planned arraignment of the suspended Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Godwin Emefiele, on allegations of procurement law violations and contract inflation, has been postponed indefinitely, according to strong indications.

The arraignment on a 20-count charge scheduled on Wednesday by a Federal Capital Territory High Court was not listed on the cause list.

TGM learned in court that the arraignment had been rescheduled at the request of the imprisoned CBN Chief.

According to Authoritative sources who confided in DAILYPOST correspondent, Emefiele and his-co accused, Saadat Yaro, have opted for a plea bargain policy to settle with the Federal Government.

Emefiele’s lawyer and Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Kehinde Akinlolu, confirmed the shift in the arraignment.

He said that a new date may likely be issued by the Chief Judge, Justice Hussein Baba Yusuf.

At the time of this report, operatives of the Department of State Services, DSS, who used to escort him to court, and his legal team were absent.

Meanwhile, the court has commenced proceedings on other matters on the cause list.

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