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Emefiele: EFCC to appeal against N100m fine

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Monday evening rejected the N100million fine imposed on it by the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court for detaining a former governor of the Central bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele.

The commission said it will go to the Court of Appeal to challenge the judgment of Justice O.A Adeniyi.

A statement by the Head of Media and Publicity of EFCC, Dele Oyewale said the commission detained Emefiele with a valid court order.

The statement said: “The EFCC has expressed dissatisfaction with a judgment of the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, High Court awarding N100 million damages against it in favour of a former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN)  Godwin Emefiele.

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“Justice O.A Adeniyi, on Monday, January 8, 2024  fined the Commission after he ruled that the Commission’s detention of Emefiele in the course of his investigation was a violation of his right to liberty.

“The decision failed to take cognizance of the fact that the former CBN boss was held with a valid order of court. Consequently, the Commission will approach the Court of Appeal to set it aside.”

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