The Federal Government has been prosecuting the embattled former CBN Governor, Godwin Emefiele has increased his criminal charge counts. The charge which was formerly six counts, has now been increased to 20 counts.
The increased charges which is centred on criminal breach of trust, forgery, conspiracy to commit forgery, procurement fraud and conspiracy to commit a felony.
The former CBN governor who was arraigned on November 18, and had pleaded not guilty to the six-count charge.
The judge had also ruled that the former CBN governor must produce two sureties in like sum who would have certificates of occupancy and titles of properties within the Maitama district in Abuja.
At the resumed hearing on Thursday, Rotimi Oyedepo, counsel of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), said he had served the defence team with an amended charge.
Hamza Mu’azu, presiding judge, adjourned the case to Friday, January 19.
Meanwhile, the court agreed to vary Emefiele’s bail condition which previously restricted him to the federal capital territory (FCT)
The court granted the application permitting the former CBN governor to travel within Nigeria but restrained him from leaving the country during the pendency of the case.