EFCC Blasts Emefiele For Awarding Contract To Wife, In-Laws.

EFCC Blasts Emefiele For Awarding Contract To Wife, In-Laws.

Witness of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Agboro Omowera, told a Federal Capital Territory High Court in Maitama that 10 officials of the Central Bank of Nigeria, including the former CBN Governor, Godwin Emefiele, minute on the documents for the award of multi-million contracts to April 1616 and Architekon Nigeria Limited.

The EFCC accused Emefiele of using his position to confer a corrupt advantage on his wife, Margret, and brother-in-law by approving the payment of the total sum of N97.9m in favour of Architekon Nigeria Ltd, where both are directors, and N97.9m contract was for the supply of office furniture to the CBN.

The investigator, who is the seventh prosecution witness, while being cross-examined by the defendant’s counsel, Mathew Burkaa(SAN), stated that 10 persons acted on the documents with which the contracts were awarded, and the buck stopped at Emefiele’s table, being the CBN governor at the time.

Earlier,   Omowera while being led in evidence by the counsel for the EFCC, Rotimi Oyedepo (SAN), told the court that the findings of his investigations showed that Emefiele conferred a corrupt and unfair advantage on Architekon Nigeria Limited, while, Emefiele’s wife, Margaret Omoyile, is listed as a director of Archtekon Nigeria Limited.

He added that, Emefiele’s wife used her maiden name to register the company.

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