CRIMINAL PROSECUTION 16/11/2023
Industrial Strike Stalls Arraignment Of Emefiele
The purposed arraignment of the former Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Governor, Godwin Emefiele, has been stalled at the Federal Capital Territory High court, following the industrial strike embarked upon by the Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN) at the Federal Capital Territory High Court branch.
JUSUN had directed its members to join the industrial action by the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Trade Union Congress (TUC) over an assault on NLC President Joe Ajaero in Imo State on November 1, 2023.
A visit to the court by press on Wednesday showed a locked gate and no sign of lawyers trooping in and out of the court premises.
Justice Olukayode Adeniyi, had last week granted Emefiele bail. He ordered that he should be released immediately to his lawyers, who are charged with the responsibility of producing him in court for his arraignment today (Wednesday), or at any other day.