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Former CBN Governor Emefiele enters a not guilty plea to a guns allegation

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Godwin Emefiele, the recently-retired governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, entered a not guilty plea on Tuesday before the Federal High Court in Lagos to a charge of illegally possessing a firearm that the Ministry of Justice had brought against him.

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He was charged with unlicensed possession of guns on two counts at his arraignment.

In the first count, Emefiele was charged with violating Section 4 of the Firearms Act and Section 27 (1b) of the same Act by having a single-barrel shotgun (JOJEFF MAGNUM 8371) without a license.

In the second count, the suspended CBN governor is charged with violating Section 8 of the Firearms Act and Section 27 (1)(b)(il) of the same Act by possessing 123 rounds of live ammunition (cartridges) without a permit.

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On June 10, the former CBN governor was detained following his suspension by President Bola Tinubu.

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