The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in whose custody, the former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Godwin Emefiele is, failed to produce him in court on Monday.
Emefiele was conspicuously absent in the court’s proceedings on Monday.
This is in defiance of an order by the Federal Capital Territory High Court on Thursday last week.
The court had ordered the anti-graft agency to either release him or produce him in court for the hearing of a motion on his bail.
Recall that the former apex bank boss briefly regained his freedom on Thursday night after he was released by the Department of State Services (DSS).
Emefiele who had been in DSS custody since June 9, was however picked up immediately by the EFCC.
The DSS arrested Emefiele in June, on the same day President Bola Tinubu, suspended him from office with immediate effect.
Emefiele was suspended “sequel to the ongoing investigation of his office and the planned reforms in the financial sector of the economy.”
A release by Willie Bassey, the Director of Information, for the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, George Akume, has also said, “Mr Emefiele has been directed to immediately hand over the affairs of his office to the Deputy Governor (Operations Directorate), who will act as the Central Bank Governor pending the conclusion of investigation and the reforms.”