After court order, DSS Charges Emefiele with illegal possession of guns

The Federal Government of Nigeria has filed a two-count charge of illegal possession of firearms and ammunition against suspended Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, Governor, Godwin Emefiele, before the Federal High Court in Lagos.

The FG, in the charge sheet seen by Channels Television’s judiciary correspondent, accused Emefiele of possessing a single-barrel shotgun (JOJEFF MAGNUM 8371) without a licence.

The government maintained that the offence is contrary to Section 4 of the Firearms Act, Cap F28 Laws of the Federation 2004, and punishable under Section 27 (1b) of the same Act.

In the second count, the suspended CBN Governor was accused of having in his possession 123 rounds of live ammunition (Cartridges) without a licence, which is contrary to Section 8 of the Firearms Act Cap F28 Laws of the Federation 2004 and punishable under Section 27 (1)(b)(il) of the same Act.

Meanwhile, Another Federal High Court in Abuja voided the arrest and detention of Emefiele by the DSS on Friday.

Delivering judgement, Justice Bello Kawu held that the arrest, detention, and interrogation of Mister Emefiele are in violation of the subsisting judgement and orders of Justice M. A. Hassan.

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