May 18, 2024

EFCC Files Fresh 26-Count Charge Against ex-CBN Gov Emefiele

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By EDITOR

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC), has filed a fresh 26-count charge bordering on abuse of office and corruption against the former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, Mr Godwin Emefiele.

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Emefiele will be arraigned before Justice Rahman Oshodi of the Lagos High Court, Ikeja, on Monday, 8th April 2024, on counts bordering on accepting gratification, accepting gifts through agents, corruption, receipt of property fraudulently obtained, and conferring corrupt advantage on his associates contrary to the Corrupt Practices Act of 2000.

The new charges were filed on 3rd of April, 2024 by the EFCC Prosecutor, Rotimi Oyedepo, (SAN).

Count 1 of the charge reads; “That you, Godwin Ifeanyi Emefiele, between 2022 and 2023, in Lagos, directed to be done in abuse of the authority of your office, as the Governor, Central Bank of Nigeria, an arbitrary act, to wit: allocating foreign exchange in the aggregate sum of $2,136,391,737.33 (two billion, one hundred and thirty-six million, three hundred and ninety-one thousand, seven hundred and thirty-seven dollars, thirty-three cents) without bids, which act is prejudicial to the rights of Nigerians.”

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