The arraignment process of Godwin Emefiele, the suspended Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), was postponed due to the poor health of a staff member from the apex bank.

Emefiele faced charges involving 20 counts, including alleged procurement fraud and the bestowing of corrupt advantages upon himself. These allegations were brought before an FCT High Court, where he was joined by Sa’adatu Yaro, another CBN employee, and her company, April 16 Investment Ltd.

During the proceedings on Thursday, Abubakar Mohammed, the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP), notified the court that Yaro had fallen ill earlier that day, rendering her unable to participate in the arraignment.

Alabi Ajayi Esq, who represented Emefiele, did not oppose this request.

Justice Hamza Muazu then rescheduled the hearing to August 23, granting the prosecution additional time to present the second defendant.


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