EFCC Hunts for Emefiele’s Wife, Three Others

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) is searching for Margaret Emefiele, the wife of former Central Bank of Nigeria Governor, Godwin Emefiele, along with three others, over accusations of money laundering.

Beyond Boders reports that Mrs. Emefiele, along with Eric Odoh, Anita Omoile, and her husband Jonathan Omoile, are wanted for supposedly collaborating with the ex-CBN Governor to unlawfully handle significant amounts of money belonging to the Nigerian government.

They are accused of obtaining money through false pretenses and theft, according to the Criminal Law of Lagos State.

The EFCC disclosed details of the alleged offenses late Friday, sharing a mugshot portrait of the four suspects and appealing for information on their whereabouts.

Furthermore, an EFCC document titled “Arrests and Recoveries” revealed that Emefiele is facing prosecution for an alleged fraud totaling ₦1.8 billion and $6.2 million.

In a recent development, the EFCC has amended the charges against Emefiele for the third time. In the latest amendment presented before Justice Hamza Muazu of the Federal Capital Territory High Court in Abuja, Emefiele is accused of impersonating the Secretary to the Government of the Federation to unlawfully obtain $6.2 million.

The EFCC alleges that Emefiele, in collaboration with Odoh Ocheme, who is currently at large, obtained $6.2 million from the CBN under false pretenses, claiming it was requested by the SGF.

These allegations include forgery of documents and awarding contracts to relatives, amounting to a total of 20 counts against Emefiele.

The judge adjourned the case until Friday for Emefiele to enter his plea on the amended charges.


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