Margaret Emefiele, the wife of former Central Bank of Nigeria Governor Godwin Emefiele, along with three others, have been declared wanted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for alleged money laundering.
According to the EFCC, Mrs. Emefiele, Eric Odoh, Anita Omoile, and her husband Jonathan Omoile are accused of collaborating with the former CBN Governor in converting significant sums of government money and committing various financial crimes.
The EFCC’s declaration of their wanted status was accompanied by mugshots of the suspects, with a plea for anyone with information on their whereabouts to contact law enforcement.
Furthermore, the EFCC has filed amended criminal charges against Emefiele, accusing him of impersonation and fraudulent activities, including obtaining $6.2 million from the CBN under false pretenses.
The charges also allege Emefiele’s involvement in forging documents and conferring corrupt advantages on family members through contract awards, violating anti-corruption laws.
Emefiele is facing a total of 20 counts, with the trial ongoing, and the judge has adjourned the proceedings for Emefiele to enter his plea on the amended charges.