22 Dec Nigeria: CBN Investigator Reveals Emefiele’s Operation of 593 Unauthorized Accounts in the US, UK, and China
By Zuleihat Owuiye, Mamos Nigeria
In the detailed report, it has been revealed that the former Central Bank of Nigeria Governor, Godwin Emefiele, allegedly engaged in illicit financial activities by lodging billions of naira in 593 bank accounts across the United States, United Kingdom,
and China without the required approvals. The Special Investigator, Jim Obaze, found that £543,482,213 was lodged in fixed deposits in UK banks without authorization.
Emefiele, currently facing prosecution for N1.2 billion procurement fraud, may also face additional charges related to the CBN naira redesign policy, including illegal issuance of currency and involvement of top officials. The investigation further uncovers misuse of funds, fraudulent practices, and potential legal repercussions for various financial dealings during Emefiele’s tenure.