A Federal High Court in Lagos, on Thursday, struck out charges of illegal possession of firearm and ammunition preferred against suspended Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, Godwin Emefiele.
Meanwhile, the scheduled arraignment of Emefiele on a fresh 20-count charge was, also on Thursday, stalled at the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, High Court sitting at Maitama. This was owing to the absence of one of the defendants in the case.
Vanguard reports that Consequently, Justice Muazu adjourned the case till August 23.
At the Federal High Court in Lagos, Justice Nicholas Oweibo struck out the charges against Emefiele for lack of diligent prosecution. This followed an application by the Federal Government to withdraw the charges.
The oral application was made on Tuesday by Mr Mohammed Abubakar. Abubakar is the Director of Public Prosecutions, DPP, in the Federal Ministry of Justice.
Abubakar had said that the application was informed by emerging facts that needed further investigations.
He had prayed the court to grant the application.