The High Court of Justice of the Federal Capital Territory, FCT sitting at Wuse Zone 2 Abuja has fixed for May 30, 2023, the suit seeking to commit the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, governor, Mr. Godwin Emefiele, to prison for alleged disobedience of court orders.
The claimant, Mr. Olalekan Popoola, through his counsel, Oladimeji Ekengba, Esq., is alleging that the CBN Governor deliberately disobeyed the interim orders and judgment of the Supreme Court of Nigeria, directing that the old notes shall continue to be legal tenders alongside the old notes until 31-12-2023.
Already, all parties in the suit have been notified of the new date.
According to the claimant, Mr. Emefiele disobeyed and refused to comply with the order and instead set a deadline for the use of the old notes and thereby failed to obey the court order.
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It was alleged that at the time of the orders of the Supreme Court, Mr. Emefiele did not obey the orders of the court.
Till date, Mr. Emefiele is yet to respond to the allegations leveled against him in the committal proceedings which has now fixed to be heard on 30th May, 2023.
Emefiele had applied for study leave from President Muhammadu Buhari, which was said to have been granted.
Many have insinuated that part of why Emefiele applied for leave to study abroad was to escape justice.