Emefiele: EFCC To Appeal Against N100m Fine

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Monday evening rejected the N100million fine imposed on it by the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court for detaining a former governor of the Central bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele.

The commission said it will go to the Court of Appeal to challenge the judgment of Justice O.A Adeniyi.

A statement by the Head of Media and Publicity of EFCC, Dele Oyewale said the commission detained Emefiele with a valid court order.

The statement said: “The EFCC has expressed dissatisfaction with a judgment of the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, High Court awarding N100 million damages against it in favour of a former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Godwin Emefiele.


“Justice O.A Adeniyi, on Monday, January 8, 2024 fined the Commission after he ruled that the Commission’s detention of Emefiele in the course of his investigation was a violation of his right to liberty.

“The decision failed to take cognizance of the fact that the former CBN boss was held with a valid order of court. Consequently, the Commission will approach the Court of Appeal to set it aside.”


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