Emefiele faces fresh hurdles from security agencies after release from Kuje

Emefiele faces fresh hurdles from security agencies after release from Kuje

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The former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele, was released on the night of Friday, December 22, by the authorities of the Nigeria Correctional Service, FCT, Abuja command after meeting his bail conditions.

However, The Nation gathered that security agencies are said to be watching over his movements.

Sources at the Nigeria Immigration Service told our correspondent that federal government asked the Service to carry watch over Emefiele’s movements in and out of the country.

The source said there are weighty allegations against Emefiele, and security forces would not allow him sneak out of the country.

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The spokesperson for the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) in charge of Kuje Correctional Centre, Adamu Sampson Duza, had confirmed the release of the former CBN boss.

“I can confirm to you that he (Emefiele) has met his bail conditions, hence he has no reason to remain in our facility.

“He met his bail condition and was released past 2pm yesterday (Friday),” Duza said.

A Federal Capital Territory High Court, Abuja, had granted N300m bail to Emefiele, who is being prosecuted for alleged procurement fraud.

Justice Hamza Muazu granted the bail with two sureties in like sum.

The judge said the sureties must have certificates of occupancy and titles of properties within the Maitama District of Abuja.

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Findings from multiple security sources in Abuja revealed that the ex CBN Chief was being watched over due to some weighty allegations against him.



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