BREAKING: EFCC Releases Details Of 18 Of 26 Fresh Multi-Million-Dollar, Naira Corruption Charges Against Former Nigerian Central Bank Governor, Emefiele

Emefiele who is presently in the custody of the EFCC and Henry Isioma Omoile, were arraigned at the Special Offences Court sitting in Ikeja, Lagos, on Monday by the EFCC on 26 fresh counts....READ FULL ARTICLE

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has released details of 18 out of the 26 fresh multi-million-dollar and naira corruption charges preferred against the embattled former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Godwin Emefiele.

Emefiele who is presently in the custody of the EFCC and Henry Isioma Omoile, were arraigned at the Special Offences Court sitting in Ikeja, Lagos, on Monday by the EFCC on 26 fresh counts.

SaharaReporters has reported that Emefiele and Omoile will be arraigned on another charge in Abuja between April 25 and 26, 2024, according to his lawyer.

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The Lagos State High Court sitting in Ikeja on Monday adjourned the ruling on the bail application filed by Emefiele.

SaharaReporters had reported how Emefiele arrived at the court for his arraignment on Monday morning over alleged abuse of office.

According to the EFCC, out of the 26 counts against Emefiele and Omoile, 18 are directly related to the former apex bank governor.

According to the anti-corruption agency, details of the 18 fresh count charges against the former CBN Governor include “Allocating forex of $2,136,391,737.33 without bid; allocating forex of $291,945,785.59 without bid; Abuse of office by special allocating of forex of $1,769,254,793.16; Abuse of office by special allocating of forex of $370,872,893.01; Corruptly received $26,552,000 from NIPCO Plc; Corruptly received $740,000 from NIPCO Plc.

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Other charges against the former CBN Governor include that he “Corruptly received $2,410,000 from Raja Punjab on account of forex to his employer; Corruptly received $6,320,000 from Raja Punjab on account of forex to his employer; Corruptly received $7,720,000 from Raja Punjab on account of forex to his employer; Corruptly received $850,000 from Raja Punjab on account of forex to his employer; Corruptly received $400,000 from Source Computer Ltd as kickback for contract award.”

Others include that he “Corruptly received $200,000 from Source Computer Ltd as kickback for contract award; Confer corrupt advantage on his associate, Limelight Multidimensional Services Ltd to the tune of N900,216,324.21; Confer corrupt advantage on his associate, Limelight Multidimensional Services Ltd to the tune of N1,060,030,249.42; Confer corrupt advantage on his associate, Comec Support Services Ltd to the tune of N149,001,009.7

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Also, the fresh charges filed include that Emefiele “Confer corrupt advantage on his associate, Comec Support Services Ltd to the tune of N151,168,458.73; Confer corrupt advantage on his associate, Adswin Resources Solution Ltd to the tune of N398,031,732.32; Confer corrupt advantage on his associate, Adswin Resources Solution Ltd to the tune of N204,992,739.51.”

However, the former CBN governor pleaded not guilty to the charges filed against him by the EFCC....READ FULL ARTICLE

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