The Federal Capital Territory High Court in Abuja, on Monday, ruled that detaining ex-Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Godwin Emefiele, without trial, is a clear breach of his fundamental rights.
The Court therefore imposed a N100 million fine on both the Federal Government and the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for his detention.
The High Court also restrained the FG and its agents from re-arresting or detaining Emefiele without an order of court.
The judgment was given in a fundamental human rights suit filed by the former CBN governor following his prolonged detention in the custody of the Department of State Services.
He asked the court to order the respondents to pay him N1bn damages and to restrain them from further arresting and or detaining him.
Recall that the ex-CBN boss was arrested on June 10 shortly after his suspension by President Bola Tinubu.