Buhari Receives Emefiele In Aso Rock Despite DSS’ Allegations

Buhari Receives Emefiele In Aso Rock Despite DSS’ Allegations

By Mariam Sanni

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday received the Central Bank Governor, Godwin Emefiele, at the State House, Abuja.

This is Emefiele’s second meeting with the President since he returned to the country on January 12, 2022.

Earlier, the CBN boss was part of a delegation of the Arab Bank for Economic Development led by its Director General, Dr Sidi Ould Tah.

Emefiele has been in a running battle with the Department of State Service of allegation of terrorism sponsorship, but Federal High Court sitting in Abuja denied them the order to arrest the CBN boss.

On October 20, 2022, Justice Inyang Ekwo of the Federal High Court in Abuja summoned Emefiele over the $53m judgment debt arising from the Paris Club refund.

The court ordered him to appear on Wednesday, January 18, 2023, as the hearing date.

However, Emefiele filed an appeal against the FHC ruling saying that Justice Ekwo erred in law and occasioned a miscarriage of justice when he made an order compelling his attendance in court for the $53 million debt.

Wednesday’s proceedings could not go on as planned when the matter was called, making the court to adjourn the case till March 20, 2023.

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