EmefieleCourt: Dispatch Rider Testifies on Cash Collection for Emefiele

In testimony before the Special Offences Court in Lagos, Monday Osazuwa, a dispatch rider, recounted how he was instructed by the former Central Bank of Nigeria Governor, Godwin Emefiele, to collect $3m in cash on various occasions. Osazuwa, who worked at Zenith Bank before joining the CBN, revealed that Emefiele, his former boss, tasked him with collecting money while he was in Lagos.

Osazuwa explained that he served as a senior supervisor in charge of documenting and filing records in the CBN Governor’s office in Lagos. He recalled instances when Emefiele directed him to collect envelopes containing money from various individuals and deliver them to him.

According to Osazuwa, he was instructed by Emefiele to deliver the money to him personally or to Henry Isioma-Omoil, Emefiele’s co-defendant, when the former governor was unavailable. He mentioned collecting money from a company called MINL Limited and delivering it to Emefiele’s residence in Ikoyi, Lagos.

During cross-examination, Osazuwa confirmed his long-standing association with Emefiele since 2002. Meanwhile, Justice Raman Oshodi granted Emefiele bail in the sum of N50m with stringent conditions, including two sureties who must be gainfully employed and registered in the Lagos State Bail Management System.

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