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The arraignment of Emefiele on new charges is delayed

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Godwin Emefiele, the suspended governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), was not arraigned as scheduled on Thursday in the Federal Capital Territory High Court in Abuja.

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Emefiele was there, but the arraignment could not proceed because Saadat Yaro, the second defendant, was not there.

Mrs. Saadat Yaro became unwell in the morning, according to counsel for the Federal Government and Director of Public Prosecution of the Federation, Mohammed Abubakar, who spoke to Justice Hamza Muazu.

Abubakar submitted a request for a fresh arraignment date after expressing regret to the court.

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Akinlolu Kehinde, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), who spoke on favor of Emefiele, did not object to the request for an adjournment.

Justice Muazu then set the arraignment for August 23.

Emefiele was released to the Department of State Service (DSS)’s custody after being carried to court in a heavily guarded vehicle.

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Details to follow.

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