The Federal Capital Territory High Court on Thursday dismissed a request by the Department of State Services (DSS), seeking a 14-day “extended detention order” for the suspended Central Bank Governor, Godwin Emefiele.
Persecondnews gathered that the application was discreetly filed by the DSS’ legal team on Wednesday.
The DSS based its application on the new evidence it just discovered.
In his judgment, a vacation judge, Justice Hamza Muazu, held that the application was an “abuse of the court process”, adding that the court lacked the jurisdiction to hear the matter.
Persecondnews reported that Emefiele was arraigned before the Federal High Court in Lagos for illegal possession of firearms on Tuesday.
Justice Nicholas Oweibo had granted Emefiele N20 million bail and ordered him to be remanded at Ikoyi facility of the Nigeria Correctional Service pending the perfection of his bail conditions.
The DSS, however, in an open scuffle, prevented the prison officials from taking Emefiele away and whisked him away despite the bail granted him.