The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC) has declared Margaret Emefiele, wife of former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, (CBN) Godwin Emefiele, and three others wanted for alleged involvement in money laundering.
EFCC, in a statement on Friday, said Margaret Emefiele, Eric Odoh, Anita Omoile, and her husband Jonathan Omoile, are wanted for their roles in a scheme to convert large sums of money belonging to the Nigerian Government.
The commission accuses them of obtaining money by false pretences and theft, in contravention of Sections 411, 287, and 314 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State.
Details of their alleged money laundering offences were revealed in a mugshot portrait of the four suspects late Friday night, as the agency urged anyone with information about their whereabouts to contact the nearest EFCC Command or police station.
“Emefiele, Odoh, Mr and Mrs Omoile, wanted by the EFCC. The quartet of Eric Odoh, Margaret Emefiele, Anita Omoile and Jonathan Omoile, are wanted by the EFCC for offences bothering economic and financial crimes.
“Any information on their whereabouts? Please contact the nearest EFCC Command or the nearest police Station,” the statement reads.
Meanwhile, the wanted declaration comes amid Federal Government’s third amendment of charges it filed against the former CBN boss
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 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.