A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos on Tuesday, granted the suspended Central Bank of Nigeria Governor, Godwin Emefiele leave to serve the Director General, Department of State Services, DSS, Yusuf Bichi the order of court admitting him to bail and directing his remand in the custody of the prisons.
Justice Oweibo granted the order following an ex parte application moved by Emefiele’s counsel, Ogonnaya Sonuga.
The DSS had last week arraigned Emefiele before the judge on two counts bordering illegal possession of firearms.
The DSS said it also found Emefiele in possession of a single-barrel shotgun and 123 rounds of live ammunition without licences.
Recall that the court had on July 25, 2023, granted Emefiele bail in the sum of N20million and a surety with like sum also ordered that he be remanded in prison custody, following his arraignment on two charges.
Emefiele had pleaded not guilty to the charge brought against him by the DSS.
“The surety is to file two passport photographs and an affidavit of means. The defendant is to deposit his passport with the court, or if he has none, to depose an affidavit that he has none,” the judge has said.
Justice Oweibo ordered that Emefiele should be remanded in the Ikoyi facility of the Nigerian Correctional Service pending the perfection of the bail conditions.
However, he was re-arrested by DSS immediately after the court’s proceedings.
In a bid to enforce the court order for his remand at the Ikoyi facility of the NCoS, Emefiele prayed the court for the leave to serve the order on the DSS and its Director General.
In his ruling, Justice Oweibo granted the prayers.