More woes for Emefiele as he faces fresh fraud charges

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The federal government will today, Friday, January 18, 2024, arraign the former CBN governor, Godwin Emefiele before a High Court of the FCT, Abuja on an amended 20-count Charge.

The amended charges dated January 17, 2024, were filed by counsel to the EFCC, Rotimi Oyedepo & 3 others on behalf of the attorney-general of the federation.

In August 2023, the government filed a 6 count charge of alleged fra¥dul£nt procurement against the former CBN governor. He pleaded not guilty to the charges & was granted bail by Justice Hamza Muazu on November 22, 2023. EFCC prosecutor (Oyedepo) confirmed the fresh arraignment billed for today before Justice Muazu

The amended charge contains new counts relating to the fraudulent award of contracts to Emefiele’s wife, Omoile Margret, his brother-in-law, Omoile Macombo and other associates

The amended charge includes counts of conspiracy to commit forgery, conferring a corrupt advantage, criminal breach of trust among others


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