The former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Godwin Emefiele, has been released by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) after being granted bail by a High Court of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) in Maitama on November 8.
According to reports, after Justice Olukayode Adeniyi granted Emefiele bail, the EFCC operatives withdrew, allowing his lawyers and relatives to escort him from the courtroom to a waiting black SUV stationed at the court’s main entrance.
It has been revealed that Emefiele, who was shielded by his legal team, faced the potential threat of attack by disgruntled individuals who observed the court proceedings and expressed dissatisfaction with his release on bail.
Throughout his journey from the third floor, where the courtroom is situated, to the ground floor and into the waiting vehicle, Emefiele appeared visibly troubled and was heard inquiring with his lawyers about the likelihood of the EFCC operatives returning for him.
As he made his way to the car, some of the angry individuals shouted accusations of theft, attempting to reach him. However, his lawyers and family members promptly assisted him into the waiting vehicle, which belonged to one of his legal representatives, and left the court premises immediately.