Aug 17

Nigeria’s suspended cenbank governor to face fraud charges on Thursday

Nigeria’s suspended central bank governor- Godwin Emefiele will appear in a high court in Abuja. This is when he is expected to enter a plea in a 20-count indictment. Government lawyers say they had filed additional graft charges against the governor, including allegedly “conferring unlawful advantages” and “unlawful procurement”. Emefiele is being charged alongside a central bank employee and a private firm for the alleged illegal procurement of 98 luxury vehicles and armoured buses, according to papers filed by the public prosecutor.