The Federal Government has filed 20 charges against a former Central Bank governor Governor in Abuja.

Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) at the Federal Ministry of Justice Mohammed Bakodo Abubakar made this known to journalists after Tuesday’s proceedings.

According to Abubakar, the fresh charges – with 20 counts – were filed at the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court.

One of the counts accuses Emefiele of “conferring unlawful advantages”.

On Tuesday the Federal Government applied to withdraw the “illegal possession of firearms” case it filed against Emefiele, at the Federal High Court sitting in Lagos.

Abubakar told Justice Nicholas Oweibo that the application followed the result of further investigations.

But defence counsel Joseph Daudu (SAN) opposed him, arguing that because the government was in disobedience of the court’s order granting Emefiele bail, its application could not be taken.

On 25, the Judge admitted Emefiele to a N20 million bail on a two-count charge of illegal possession of firearms and ammunition.

He also ordered that Emefiele should be remanded at the Ikoyi Correctional Centre pending the fulfilment of his bail conditions.

The DSS rearrested Emefiele after fighting off prison officials on the court’s premises.

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