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FG did not reach any plea bargain arrangement with Emefiele – Justice Ministry

The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Lateef Fagbemi (SAN) has debunked claim of the federal government reaching a non-prosecution plea bargain with the former Central Bank Governor, Godwin Emefiele.  In a statement released on Sunday, October 1, by the Ministry of Justice spokesperson, Modupe Ogundoro, the AGF described the report as false. The statement read;  The attention of the Office of the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice has been drawn to reports alleging that the former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Godwin Emefiele, and the Federal Government of Nigeria, have agreed to a non-prosecution plea bargain arrangement.The Office of the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice hereby state clearly that these reports are completely false.It would be noted that the legal team representing Godwin Emefiele had expressed its intention in court at the last hearing to initiate a plea bargain arrangement. However, no such arrangement has been reached with Mr. Godwin Emefiele or his representatives.We wish to advise the media and members of the public to kindly disregard the said false report. The Office of the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice will continue to take all actions in the interest of the Nigerian public.The post FG did not reach any plea bargain arrangement with Emefiele – Justice Ministry appeared first on Linda Ikeji Blog.

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