By Yemi Oyeyemi, Abuja.
The planned arraignment of the suspended Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria CBN, Godwin Emefiele suffered a setback at the Federal Capital Territory High Court, Abuja on Thursday.
Though Emefiele was in court, the second defendant, Mrs. Saadat Yaro, was absent prompting the arraignment to be shifted till August 23.
Counsel to the Federal Government and Director of Public Prosecution of the Federation, Mohammed Abubakar, told Justice Hamza Muazu that Mrs Saadat Yaro took ill in the morning, so was unable to make it to court.
Abubakar apologised to the court and applied for a new date for arraignment.
The request for adjournment was not opposed by Akinlolu Kehinde (SAN) who stood for Emefiele.
Justice Muazu subsequently fixed August 23 for the arraignment.
Operatives of the Department of the State Service (DSS), who brought Emefiele to Court under a heavy security, returned him to their custody immediately after the proceedings.