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Ex-Governor Of (CBN) Emefiele to be Released after accepting to return N50bn? Tinubu’s Minister of Justice speaks

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The Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Lateef Fagbemi (SAN), has dismissed claims that the embattled ex-governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele, would be released on account of a non-prosecution plea bargain.

A report by Sahara Reporter claimed that Fagbemi signed the plea bargain after Emefiele agreed to “return N50 billion which he had corruptly amassed.”

In August, it was reported that Emefiele faced 20 counts of conspiracy and procurement fraud levelled against him by the Nigerian government.

According to the report, these arrangements will see Emefiele become a free man without being prosecuted or charged with any allegations.

Countering the report, the spokesperson for the Ministry of Justice, Modupe Ogundoro, issued a statement on Sunday, October 1, describing the report as false, noting that there was no such agreement.

As reported by Punch, the statement reads partly: “The Office of the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice hereby states clearly that these reports are completely false.

“It would be noted that the legal team representing Godwin Emefiele had expressed its intention in court at the last hearing to initiate a plea bargain arrangement.

“However, no such arrangement has been reached with Mr Godwin Emefiele or his representatives.”

Tinubu receives investigator’s audit of CBN

In August, Emefiele and his associates were slated for arraignment over N6.9bn procurement fraud at the Federal Capital Territory High Court. To date, the case had been stalled, fuelling speculations he had opted for a plea bargain with the Federal Government.

However, President Tinubu inaugurated an investigative team of auditors to audit the CBN’s activities throughout Emefiele’s nine-year tenure as governor of the apex bank.

Meanwhile, it has been confirmed that President Tinubu has received the preliminary reports of the auditors, and a final decision will be made in a couple of weeks.….CONTINUE READING>>>>>>

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