A Federal High Court in Lagos, on Thursday, fixed August 15 to entertain applications regarding the custody of Godwin Emefiele, suspended governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria.
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The PUNCH reports that Emefiele is facing trial on a two-count charge bordering on “illegal possession” of firearms.
During proceedings on Thursday, K.A. Fagbemi, the prosecuting counsel, asked the court to hear the Federal Government’s application seeking a stay of execution of the court order on Emefiele’s bail.
Fagbemi said the Federal government filed its application first and served it on the defence counsels on August 4.
Responding, Victor Opara, counsel to Emefiele, said priority should not be given to the Federal Government based on the time of filing since the court order was disobeyed.
Opara argued that the applications of both parties should be entertained on the same day.
He added that the federal government has nothing to lose since the defendant is in its custody.
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