July 22, 2024
EFCC To Appeal N100m Fine In Favour Of Emefiele
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EFCC To Appeal N100m Fine In Favour Of Emefiele

The Economic & Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has expressed its dissatisfaction over a judgement of the Federal Capital Territory High Court awarding N100 million damages against the commission, in favour of the embattled former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele.

In a statement yesterday, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Spokesperson, Dele Oyewale, said the commission would appeal the judgement immediately.

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Mr. Oyewale also said the trial judge, Justice O.A Adeniyi, had yesterday, fined the commission after he ruled that its detention of Emefiele in the course of his investigation was a violation of his right to liberty.

He added that the decision failed to consider that the former CBN boss was held with a valid order of court.

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