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How Emefiele approved payment of $6,230,000 for International Election Observers — Witness



How Emefiele Approved Payment of $6,230,000 for International Election Observers — Witness
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The First Prosecution Witness, PW1, in the ongoing trial of former governor of CBN, Godwin Emefiele, Ogau Onyeka Michael on February 12, 2024 told Justice Hamza Muazu of the FCT, High Court, Maitama, Abuja how the ex-CBN boss approved the payment of $6,230,000 in cash for international election observers in the last 2023 general election.

Michael made the revelation while testifying at the ongoing trial of Emefiele. The former CBN boss is standing trial before Justice Muazu on 20-count amended charges bordering on corrupt advantages, conspiracy, and criminal breach of trust, forgery and obtaining by false pretences to the tune of $6,230,000.00

According to him, on January 8, 2023, a request for payment in the sum of $6,230,000 came to his office and documents for the disbursement of the money were approved by the then CBN boss in cash for international election observers.

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