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EFCC releases Emefiele after he was granted bail

Former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Godwin Emefiele has been released by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission after he was granted bail by a High Court of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) in Maitama on Wednesday afternoon, November 8.

The Nation reported that after Justice Olukayode Adeniyi granted Emefiele bail, the EFCC operatives retreated, leaving him to his lawyers and relatives who led him from the courtroom into a black sport utility vehicle (SUV) stationed by the court’s main entrance.

It was gathered that Emefiele who was shielded by his lawyers, would have been attacked by some angry individuals who witnessed the court’s proceedings and were unhappy that he was granted bail.

The former CBN Governor looked troubled and was overheard asking his lawyers if they were sure the  EFCC operatives will not come back for him.

As he walked from the third floor (where the courtroom is located) to the ground floor and into the waiting car, some of the angry individuals were shouting thief,  thief, as they made effort to reach him. His lawyers and some family members around promptly assisted him into the waiting car owned by one of the lawyers, and it immediately exited the court’s premises.

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