Nigeria’s Central Bank Governor’s Wife, Others Declared Wanted for Money Laundering

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

The EFCC released mugshots of Ms. Emefiele, Eric Odoh, Anita Omoile, and her husband Jonathan Omoile late Friday night, accusing them of “conspiracy…to convert huge sums of money belonging to the Federal Government of Nigeria.”

The move comes amid ongoing legal proceedings against Mr. Emefiele himself, who is accused of fraud and financial misconduct by the EFCC. He has denied all charges.

The latest development deepens the controversy surrounding the former Central Bank Governor, who remains a controversial figure in Nigeria. While the details of the alleged money laundering offenses against Ms. Emefiele and the others remain unclear, the EFCC’s public declaration is likely to further fuel public debate and scrutiny.

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