Aug 18

Nigerian court adjourns suspended central bank governor’s fraud hearing

A Nigerian court in the capital Abuja adjourned a hearing for suspended central bank governor Godwin Emefiele. Emefiele is facing a 20-count fraud charge, due to the absence of a second defendant on the case. According to Reuters, the matter was adjourned to Aug 23 after a co-defendant on the indictment became ill and was unable to be in court. Nigerian law requires defendants to take their plea in person.