EFCC Launches Manhunt, Declare Godwin Emefiele’s Wife And Three Others Wanted

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The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has declared Margaret Emefiele, the wife of a former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Godwin Emefiele, and three others wanted for money laundering.

The anti-graft agency made the announcement on its official Twitter account on Friday night.

According to the EFCC, the four individuals were declared wanted for allegedly conspiring with the former CBN Governor to convert huge sums of money belonging to the Federal Government of Nigeria.

They were also accused of committing felony by obtaining money by false pretences and stealing, contrary to and punishable under Sections 411, 287, and 314 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State.

In a related development, the Federal Government filed a 20-count charge against Godwin Emefiele at the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court in Maitama, Abuja.

The charges against Emefiele now border on criminal breach of trust, forgery, conspiracy to commit forgery, procurement fraud, and conspiracy to commit felony.

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