February 10, (THEWILL) – The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has declared four Nigerians, including Margaret Emefiele, wife of Godwin Emefiele, the former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, wanted for alleged money laundering.
The three others include Eric Ocheme Odoh, Anita Joy Omoile, and Jonathan Omoile.
Mugshot portraits of the four suspects signed on Friday, by Dele Oyewale, Spokesperson of the anti-graft agency, said they allegedly colluded with the former CBN governor to divert “huge sums” from the Federal Government coffers.
It reads: “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.”
Margaret, Anita and Jonathan were listed as indigenes of Delta State while Odoh is said to be from Benue State.
Jonathan is said to be the Chief Executive Officer of Exact Quote BDC Limited, while Anita is listed as the CEO of Deepblue Energy Services Ltd and Lipam Investment Services Ltd, which had sued the EFCC and the federal government for harassment, intimidation and infringement of human rights of its staff after the agency raided its premises and blocked bank accounts with commercial banks.
The anti-graft agency asked the public to contact its offices across the country to provide “useful information as to their whereabouts”.
THEWILL reports that Emefiele, the former apex bank chief, is currently facing a 20-count amended criminal charge, bothering on alleged criminal breach of trust, forgery, conspiracy to commit forgery, procurement fraud and conspiracy to commit a felony.
Currently on bail, Emefiele had pleaded not guilty to the charges.