Barristers & Solicitors
Emefiele hires 11 lawyers, applies for bail in Lagos

The suspended Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele has asked the Federal High Court in Lagos to admit him to bail on self-recognizance pending the determination of the charge filed against him by the Federal Government.

The bail application was filed by a former Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) President, Mr. Joseph Daudu (SAN), who leads 10 other lawyers, including five other SANs for Mr. Emefiele.

The case has been assigned to Justice Nicholas Oweibo

Emefiele, in the nine-ground application, denied being guilty of the gun possession-related charge and said he was neither a flight risk nor would not jump bail if granted.

Meanwhile, the Department of State Services (DSS) yesterday claimed that Maxwell Okpara, who it described as the lawyer of the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), is the lawyer of suspended Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Governor Godwin Emefiele.  The service said this in a tweet on its official handle @officialDSSNG.

According to the tweet, Okpara mobilised like-minded lawyers against the Director General of the DSS, Yusuf Bichi.

 The tweet reads: “Charge and bail, overzealous uninformed IPOB/ESN lawyer Maxwell Okpara mobilises other like-minded lawyers against DGSS. Futile Efforts. Well, Nigerians, beware! This is in bad faith. Transferred aggression.

 “A Biafran Republic agitator and outlawed IPOB counsel defending the suspended CBN governor. Is IPOB defending one of theirs? What a contradiction. Hmmm. What’s the connection? Is someone telling us something? May Maxwell be properly educated on points of law, please.”