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EFCC declares Emefieles wife three others wanted

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has announced that Margaret Emefiele, wife of the former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele, along with three other individuals, are being sought for money laundering.

On Friday, the three were declared wanted for allegedly colluding with the former CBN Governor to convert substantial amounts of money belonging to the Federal Government of Nigeria. They are being accused of committing felony, including obtaining money by false pretences and stealing, contrary to and punishable under Sections 411, 287, and 314 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State.

The EFCC disclosed details of their alleged money laundering activities in a mugshot portrait of the four suspects released late Friday night.

According to the document, “Emefiele, Odoh, Mr and Mrs Omoile, wanted by the EFCC. The quartet of Eric Odoh, Margaret Emefiele, Anita Omoile and Jonathan Omoile, are wanted by the EFCC for offences relating to economic and financial crimes. Any information on their whereabouts? Please contact the nearest EFCC Command or the nearest police Station.”

An EFCC document entitled “Arrests and Recoveries,” earlier exclusively obtained, revealed that the former CBN Governor, Emefiele, is facing prosecution by the EFCC for alleged ₦ 1.8bn and $6.2m fraud.

Meanwhile, the Federal Government has for the third time amended the criminal charges filed against Emefiele.

In the latest amended charge presented before Justice Hamza Muazu of the Federal Capital Territory High Court in Abuja on Thursday, the EFCC accused Emefiele of impersonating the Secretary to the Government of the Federation to illegally obtain $6.2m.

According to the amended charge marked CR/577/2023, Emefiele, on February 8, 2023, colluded with one Odoh Ocheme, now on the run, to obtain $6.2m from the CBN, claiming that it was requested by the SGF “vide a letter dated 26th January 2023 with Ref No. SGF.43/L.01/201.”

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