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Alleged Fraud: CBN Deputy Director Testifies on $6.2M Election Observers’ Payment Request

A Deputy Director in charge of Branch Operations at the Central Bank of Nigeria, Mr. Onyeka Ogbu, told a Federal  High Court in Abuja what he knows about a $6.2 million payment request for international election observers. 
The request, dated January 8, 2023, was reviewed and approved by Ogbu, who testified as the prosecution’s first witness.
Although all documents were identified, certain pages were missing, prompting the prosecution counsel, Rotimi Oyedepo, to seek a temporary halt to address the issue.
However, Emefiele’s counsel, Matthew Burkaa, objected, suggesting an adjournment for the prosecution to gather all certified true copies and for cross-examination of the witness.
Justice Hamza Muazu adjourned the trial until Tuesday for further proceedings.
Godwin Emefiele, the former governor of the bank, faces charges including amended 20 charges bordering on criminal conspiracy, conferring undue advantage, and breach of trust among others.
He was accused of impersonating the Secretary to the Government of the Federation to illegally obtain a sum of $6.2m.
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