The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has declared Margaret Emefiele, wife of the former Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), wanted over money laundering.
Emefiele’s wife was declared wanted alongside Anita J. Omoile and her husband, Jonathan Omoile, by the commission via X (formerly Twitter) late Friday.
The post said the three “are wanted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission for allegedly conspiring with a former Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria, Godwin Emefiele, to convert huge sums of money belonging to the Federal Government of Nigeria and committed felony to wit: obtaining money by false pretences and stealing contrary to and punishable under Section 411, 287 and 314 of the criminal law of lagos state.”
EFCC noted that anyone with useful information about their whereabouts should contact the commission.
An EFCC document entitled “Arrests and Recoveries,” which was earlier obtained by PUNCH revealed that the former CBN governor is being prosecuted by the EFCC for N1.8bn and $6.2m fraud.
It was the third time the Federal Government amended the criminal charges it filed against Emefiele.
In the latest amended charge taken 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.
The charge marked CR/577/2023, said on February 8, 2023, Emefiele allegedly connived with Odoh Ocheme (now wanted) to obtain $6.2m from the CBN.
The SGF allegedly made the claim via a letter dated January 26, 2023 with Ref No. SGF.43/L.01/201.
Emefiele’s Wife Declared Wanted For ‘Stealing’ is first published on The Whistler Newspaper