By Tayo ABIOLA
Former Central Bank of Nigeria Governor, Godwin Emefiele, on Friday December 22, 2023, left Kuje Correctional Centre, FCT after meeting his N300 million bail condition.
The spokesperson for the Kuje Correctional Centre, FCT, Adamu Duza, confirmed the news on Saturday, stating that Emefiele had met his bail conditions and had no reason to stay in the facility.
Recall that the judge had instructed Emefiele to deposit all his travel documents with the court registrar and stay within the Abuja Municipal Area Council.
He had initially ordered him to remain in Kuje Correctional Centre until he fulfilled the bail conditions.
Despite objections from the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Justice Muazu, who presided over the case, disagreed that Emefiele posed a flight risk or could jeopardise the investigation. After granting bail, the judge scheduled the trial on November 28.
Emefiele faced six counts related to procurement fraud amounting to N1.2bn. The Special Investigator, Jim Obazee, who probed the Central Bank, reported that Emefiele and others embezzled billions and committed financial offenses.