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Fraud trial: Emefiele challenges court’s jurisdiction


The suspended Central Financial institution of Nigeria, CBN, Governor, Godwin Emefiele, on Monday challenged the jurisdiction of an Ikeja Particular Offences Courtroom to listen to the alleged abuse of workplace and multi billion {dollars} fraud leveled in opposition to him.

The Information Company of Nigeria, NAN, experiences that Mr Olalekan Ojo, SAN, who led different counsel, appeared for Emefiele whereas Mr Kazeem Gbadamosi, SAN, appeared for the previous CBN governor co-defendant, Henry Isioma-Omoil.

Ojo in his movement on discover dated April 24 argued that the court docket lacked the constitutional jurisprudence to listen to the cost in opposition to Emefiele.

He mentioned: “There may be want to think about jurisdictional objections earlier than permitting this case.

“This defendant ought to not be arraigned earlier than this court docket on constitutional grounds.

“We’re saying that costs in opposition to the primary defendant are unconstitutional.

“I urge your lordship to toe the a part of legality and constitutionality to find out this utility.”

The Financial and Monetary Crimes Fee, EFCC, counsel led by Mr Rotimi Oyedepo, SAN, nevertheless, urged the court docket to dismiss the appliance of the primary defendant counsel, because it was a course to delay justice.

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