CBN Governor appeals court summon

Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Godwin Emefiele,  has filed an appeal against the ruling of a Federal High Court in Abuja, which compelled him to appear in a fifty three million dollars judgment debt suit.

Justice Inyang Ekwo of the Federal High Court had in his ruling last year summoned the CBN governor over his alleged refusal to obey the order of the court for the payment of the judgment debt in favour of a legal practitioner, Joe Agi.

Although the court had ordered Mr. Emefiele to appear before it on the eighteenth of this month but proceedings could not go on as scheduled when the matter was called, prompting the court to subsequently adjourne the case till March twenty.

However, Mr. Emefiele in a notice of appeal predicated on three grounds submitted that Justice Ekwo erred in law and occasioned a miscarriage of justice when he made an order compelling his attendance in court for the fifty three million dollars debt.

He also submitted that the trial judge erred in law which occasioned a miscarriage of justice when it compelled and ordered him to personally appear in court without determining one way or the other, his application challenging the jurisdiction of the court.