The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Wednesday complied with the order of the Federal High Court in Abuja and brought the former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Godwin Emeifele for his bail application.
Emefiele appeared in court looking pale and dressed in a white outfit and a cap.
Justice Olukayode Adeniyi, in a ruling made on November 2, directed the anti-graft agency to either release Emefiele, who has been in custody for months, or to produce him in court for hearing of his bail application.
However, at the resumed proceeding in the matter on Monday, November 6, the anti-graft agency failed to present him before the court.
Justice Adeniyi restated his directive and made it clear that the detained former CBN governor must be brought to court on Wednesday for the purpose of bail proceedings or be released.
Emefiele has been in detention since June 10, first charged with gun possession then procurement fraud, but his trial failed to fully kick-off as the Department of State Services (DSS) failed to present him in court to enter a plea.
The EFCC arrested Emefiele on October 27 immediately after he was released from the custody of the DSS.
The former CBN boss, who has not commented publicly on the case, was suspended by President Bola Tinubu on June 9 and was arrested the following day by the DSS.
He resigned in August, paving the way for the appointment of a new governor Olayemi Cardoso in September.