Federal Government has filed a two-count charge of illegal possession of firearms and ammunition against the suspended Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Mr Godwin Emefiele, before the Federal High Court.
Federal Government, according to Channels Television, accused Emefiele of possessing a single-barrel shotgun without a licence.
The offence, the government said, contradicts Section 4 of the Firearms Act, Cap F28 Laws of the Federation 2004.
Emefiele was also accused of possessing 123 rounds of live ammunition without a licence.
The case is yet to be assigned to a judge. But there are indications it would be assigned next week.
The suspended CBN governor has been in the Department of State Service’s custody since June 10. The DSS has insisted it was for “investigative reasons”.
Meanwhile, in a related development on Friday, a Federal High Court in Abuja voided the apex bank boss’ arrest and detention by the DSS.
Emefiele had requested the court, through his lawyer, to nullify his arrest and detention for being illegal, given the subsisting judgment by another court delivered in December last year.
Justice Bello Kawu, who delivered the judgment, held that Emefiele’s arrest, and detention violated the subsisting judgement and orders of another judge of the court.
Justice Kawu, therefore, granted an injunction restraining the DSS from arresting, detaining, or interfering with Emefiele’s freedom of movement and personal liberty.