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EFCC Declares Emefiele’s Wife, 3 Others Wanted Over Alleged Money Laundering 

 

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has declared Margaret Dumbiri Emefiele and three others wanted for allegedly conspiring with a former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Godwin Emefiele, to embezzle huge sums of money from the Nigerian treasury.

Displaying mugshot of the suspects on its official X handle on Friday, the anti-graft agency identified the three other suspects as Eric Ocheme Odoh; Anita Joy Omoile, CEO of Deepblue Energy Ltd & Lipan Investment Services Ltd.; and Jonathan Omoile, CEO of Exact Quote BDC Limited.

According to a notice signed by the agency’s head of media and publicity, Dele Oyewale, their alleged crimes of obtaining money by false pretences and stealing contravened Sections 411, 287 and 314 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State.

It read, “The quartet of Eric Ocheme Odoh, Margaret Dumbiri Emefiele, Anita Joy Omoile and Jonathan Omoile are wanted by the EFCC for offences bordering on economic and financial crimes. Any information on their whereabouts? Please contact the nearest EFCC command or the nearest police station.

“The public is hereby notified that persons, whose photographs appear above (mugshots) are wanted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for allegedly conspiring with a former 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 latest development is coming on the heels of the prosecution of the ex-CBN governor, 13 others including his deputy governors over mega fraud allegations.

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