February 22, 2024
No Plea Bargain With Emefiele, Says Federal Government
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No Plea Bargain With Emefiele, Says Federal Government

The Federal Government has denied entering into a N50-billion non-prosecution plea bargain with the former Governor of the Central Bank, Mr Godwin Emefiele.

The Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Lateef Fagbemi says there is no iota of truth in the news purporting the conclusion of a plea deal.

There have been multiple speculations that Mr Emefiele entered a plea bargain with the government on the condition of surrendering N50 billion to facilitate his early release from detention.

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There were also claims that the bargain was aimed at cancelling the trial of the former CBN Governor on a series of charges comprising money laundering, breach of the Public Procurement Act and abuse of office.

However, AGF Fagbemi has categorically stated that neither his office nor the presidency have had any deal of such nature with Mr Emefiele.

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