Federal Government has reduced to six counts the fraud charges it filed against the immediate-past Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Godwin Emefiele.

The charges, bordering on alleged procurement, were originally 20.

In the original charge, the Federal Government alleged that the procurement fraud was to the tune of 6.5 billion naira.

The original charges were first filed in August.

Emefiele was charged alongside a female CBN employee, Sa’adatu Yaro, and her company, April 1616 Investment.

Their arraignment before the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja was stalled on two occasions, as the Department of State Services failed to produce Emefiele in court.

Following his release by the DSS and immediate re-arrest by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission on October 27, the Federal Government amended the charges against him.