The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has received an order to either release Mr. Godwin Emefiele, the former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), immediately or present him in court on November 6.
This decision was handed down by Justice Olukayode Adeniyi of the FCT High Court on Thursday.
Justice Adeniyi gave the order after hearing an ex parte motion, marked M/122/2023 in a Motion on Notice with the number, FCT/HC/CV/040/2023, filed by Emefiele.
He was first detained by the Department of State Service (DSS) after he was sacked as CBN governor and later transferred to EFCC last week, seeking his release.
Emefiele, through his legal team, joined the Federal Government, Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF), EFCC chairman and the anti-corruption commission as respondents.
In his ruling, the judge ordered the anti-graft agency to either release the plaintiff/applicant unconditionally or in the alternative produce him before the court next Monday when the Motion on Notice would be heard for his being admitted to bail.