‘Fraud’: CBN Staff Member Testifies As EFCC Finally Opens Case Against Emefiele

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), on Monday, opened its case against a former Governor of the Central Bank, Godwin Emefiele, on 20-count charges bordering on alleged corrupt practices and forgery.

But Emefiele’s legal team led by Matthew Bukaa, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, raised objection to certain allegations made by EFCC prosecution witness, Ogbu Onyeka Michael, a Deputy Director at CBN’s Branch Operation Department.

The witness had said that all requests for payments are usually addressed to his office, and at a set date, the request for payment of USD6,230,000 was received, and the document was reviewed to have come from the Banking Services Department.

According to him, the memo for the payment was for international election observers.