EFCC Declares Emefiele’s Wife, Three Others Wanted Over Money Laundering Charges

The wife of a former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Margaret Emefiele, and three other suspects have been declared wanted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for their alleged involvement in money laundering.

According to a post on the X account of the anti-graft agency on Friday night, Mrs Emefiele, Eric Odoh, Anita Omoile and Jonathan Omoile are accused of colluding with the former CBN Governor, Godwin Emefiele, to divert and steal huge sums of money belonging to the Federal Government of Nigeria.

The EFCC stated that the suspects committed felony by obtaining money by false pretences and violating Sections 411, 287, and 314 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State.

Meanwhile, the Federal Government has filed 20-count charges against Emefiele at the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court in Maitama, Abuja.

The charges against Emefiele include Criminal breach of trust, Forgery, Conspiracy to commit forgery, Procurement Fraud and Conspiracy to commit Felony.

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