Alleged $6.23m Fraud : Tinubu Directs Interpol to Intercept Three Suspects in Emefiele’s case

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President Bola Tinubu requested on Tuesday that the Interpol National Central Bureau place a senior staff of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and two others on Red Notice. This is in relation to the ongoing $6.23 million case involving former CBN Governor, Godwin Emefiele.

As a result a Senior Officer at the CBN, Mr. Odoh Eric Ocheme, Mr. Adamu Abubakar and Mr. Imam Abubakar are wanted by the Federal Government in relations to the case.

The request also follows testimony by Boss Mustapha, former Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), in the Buhari-led administration at an Abuja High Court on Tuesday. Boss Mustapha affirmed that former President Muhammadu Buhari’s signature was forged to withdraw the said $6.23 million from the CBN.

The $6.23 million, according to anti-graft agency, EFCC is alleged to have been used to pay foreign election observers in the 2023 election. The allegations levelled was that Mr Emefiele allegedly forged the president’s signature to approve the payment of the funds

Mustapha, in his testimony denied knowing about about the withdrawal of the money, which was alleged to have emanated from his office.

As the case continues to unravel, The government had been granted an application of warrant filed before a Federal High Court in Abuja for the arrest of the three persons. They are to be arrested and arraigned on or before 7th, May, 2024

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