EFCC Declares Emefiele’s Wife, Margaret Wanted For Money Laundering

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For alleged money laundering, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has declared wanted, Margaret Dumbiri Emefiele, wife of ex-Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele.

The EFCC, on Friday, published pictures and details of Margaret and three others in a notice.

The three other persons were identified as Eric Ocheme Odoh, Anita Joy Omoile, and Jonathan Omoile.

Signed by EFCC’s head of media and publicity, Dele Oyewale, the notice revealed that the quartet colluded with the former CBN Governor to divert “huge sums” from the Federal Government coffers.

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“The public is hereby notified that persons whose photographs appear above are wanted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for allegedly conspiring with a former governor of the 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 Sections 411, 287 and 314 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State,” the notice reads.

Margaret, Anita and Jonathan were listed as indigenes of Delta state while Odoh is said to be from Benue.

Jonathan is said to be the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Exact Quote BDC Limited while Anita is listed as the CEO of Deepblue Energy Services Ltd and Lipam Investment Services Ltd.

The anti-graft agency asked the public to contact its offices across the country to provide “useful information as to their whereabouts.”

This comes amidst ongoing legal proceedings against Emefiele, who is facing charges of fraud amounting to ₦1.8 billion and $6.2 million.

The latest amended charge, presented before Justice Hamza Muazu of the Federal Capital Territory High Court in Abuja, accuses Emefiele of impersonating the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) to illegally obtain $6.2 million.

The EFCC alleges that Emefiele, in collaboration with Odoh Ocheme, obtained the funds from the CBN under false pretences and claimed it was requested by the SGF.

Emefiele is further accused of forging documents and conferring corrupt advantages on his wife and brother-in-law by awarding them contracts for the renovation of the CBN Governor’s residence in Lagos.