A Federal High Court in Lagos, presided over by Justice C.J. Aneke, has summoned the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Mr Godwin Emefiele, and four others to explain why they should not be committed to prison over a judgment debt of N200m against the Nigeria Police Force.
One Ibrahim Kabiru had instituted a contempt suit against Emefiele; the CBN Director of Legal Services, Mr Akinwunmi Johnson; Mr Olusegun Bolaji and Mr Gbenro Adetona. He accused them of frustrating the execution of N200m judgement he got against the police
The Federal High Court in Lagos had on November 1, 2016, in a judgement ordered the police to pay N200 million damages to the family of a Waheed Kabiru who was extra-judicially killed. Ibrahim filed the suit as the next-of-kin to the deceased.
Subsequently, the family initiated garnishee proceedings to get the money. The CBN was joined in the suit. Justice Aneke granted an order for them to take the money from the account of the Nigeria Police Force with any bank. But in the contempt suit, the plaintiff claims the CBN has frustrated the efforts of the family to get the money.