COURT CONTEMPT: CBN Governor Charge Over 182billion Judgment Debt

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A CONTEMPT CHARGE HAS BEEN INSTITUTED AGAINST THE GOVERNOR OF THE CENTRAL BANK OF NIGERIA, GODWIN EMEFIELE OVER HIS ALLEGED REFUSAL TO ORDER PAYMENT OF 182 BILLION NAIRA TO OGONY PEOPLE.

THE 182 BILLION NAIRA WAS AWARDED AGAINST OIL GIANT, SHE’LL PETROLEUM OVER THE OIL SPILLAGE CAUSED THE OGONY LAND BY THE COMPANY.

COUNSEL FOR THE OGONY PEOPLE , LUCIOUS NWOSU FILED THE CONTEMPT CHARGE ASKING THE FEDERAL HIGH COURT IN ABUJA TO COMMIT THE CBN GOVERNOR TO PRISON FOR ALLEGEDLY DISREGARDING ORDER OF COURT THAT AWARDED THE MONEY TO THE AGGRIEVED OGONY PEOPLE.

WHEN THE MATTER CAME UP ON WEDNESDAY, NWOSU EXPRESSED DISPLEASURE OVER THE ABSENCE OF THE CBN GOVERNOR HE TOLD THE COURT THAT THE CHARGE AGAINST EMEFIELE IS SEMI CRIMINAL IN NATURE AND WARRANTED HIS PHYSICAL PRESENCE IN COURT .

HOWEVER COUNSEL FOR THE CBN GOVERNOR DAMIAN DODO IN OPPOSITION SAID THAT IT WAS NOT THE HABIT OF HIS CLIENT TO UNDERATED THE COURT OF LAW AND ASSURED THAT EMEFIELE WILL DO THE NEEDFUL AT THE APPROPRIATE TIME.

MEANWHILE SHE’LL PETROLEUM REPRESENTED BY OLAWALE AKONI, INFORMED THE COURT THAT HE HAD FILED A MOTION PRAYING THE COURT TO DISMISSAL THE CONTEMPT CHARGE OR IN THE ALTERNATIVE STAY PROCEEDINGS .

JUSTICE TAIWO TAIWO WHILE ADJOURNING THE MATTER, TILL JANUARY 26TH 2021, DIRECTED THE CBN GOVERNOR AND OTHER PARTIES TO OBEY COURT ORDER BY APPEARING BEFORE IT AT THE SAID DATE.

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