Emefiele to serve Bichi and DSS bail ruling via Publication in Newspapers
Written by Joey Shekwonuzhibo on August 2, 2023
The Federal High Court in Lagos has granted leave to the suspended Central Bank of Nigeria Governor, Godwin Emefiele, to serve on the Director General of the Department of State Services, DSS, Mr. Yusuf Magaji Bichi, the court’s ruling admitting him to bail.
Justice Nicholas Oweibo specifically granted Emefiele permission to publish the bail ruling, delivered on July 25, in three national newspapers circulating within the court’s jurisdiction.
The court held that the publication through substituted means would be deemed as good and proper service on the prosecutor.
It was gathered that the move is preparatory to contempt proceedings against the DSS and its Director General.
Through his lawyers, the suspended CBN Governor had filed the ex-parte application, on the 28th of July, seeking to advertise the court’s ruling following his rearrest by operatives of the DSS despite the court order remanding him in the custody of the Correctional Centre pending the perfection of the bail conditions.