Court Delays Case Of Suspended Central Bank Governor

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Abuja - August 24 - (Mediaage NG News) – An Abuja High Court presiding the case of the suspended Central Bank governor, Godwin Emiefele has again delayed proceedings.

Emefiele is being tried for an alleged 6.9bn naira ($9m; £7m) procurement fraud.

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The case was not listed among proceedings at the High Court in Abuja, the country’s capital.

Neither his lawyers nor the prosecutors – the State Security Service (DSS) – were present in court and no reasons were provided for the absence of the case on the court’s case list.The DSS, Nigeria’s secret police, is yet to respond to the BBC’s request for comment.

Last Thursday, another attempted arraignment was delayed after a co-defendant, Sa’adatu Yaro, did not appear in court.

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Eimefiele is facing a 20 count charge leveled against him by the DSS for alleged “procurement fraud, conspiracy and conferring corrupt advantages on his associates”.

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