The federal government has not signed any plea bargain with former Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria, Godwin Emefiele.
This was revealed by the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Lateef Fagbemi, SAN, in a statement on Sunday.
The AGF was reacting to a story which stated that he had signed a non-prosecution plea bargain with Mr Emefiele.
Mr Fagbeme said no such agreement exists between his office and the former CBN governor.
The statement read, “The attention of the Office of the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice has been drawn to reports alleging that the former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Godwin Emefiele, and the Federal Government of Nigeria, have agreed to a non-prosecution plea bargain arrangement.
“The Office of the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice hereby state clearly that these reports are completely false.
“It would be noted that the legal team representing Godwin Emefiele had expressed its intention in court at the last hearing to initiate a plea bargain arrangement. However, no such arrangement has been reached with Mr. Godwin Emefiele or his representatives.
“We wish to advise the media and members of the public to kindly disregard the said false report. The Office of the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice will continue to take all actions in the interest of the Nigerian public.”