Godwin Emefiele, suspended governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), avoided cameras when he arrived at the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court on Thursday.

Emefiele, who has been in custody of the Department of State Services (DSS) since his arrest after President Bola Tinubu suspended him on June 9, exchanged pleasantries with his team of lawyers in court.

When operatives of the secret police brought him to the court, journalists were not allowed to freely take pictures and capture him on camera as the defendant’s lawyers also shielded him.

The Federal Government had withdrawn the illegal possession of firearms charge it filed against suspended CBN governor and filed fresh charges.


One of the counts against Emefiele is “conferring unlawful advantages”. He was also accused of engaging in conspiracy and procurement fraud, among others.

Below are some of the pictures from the court:


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