Report Says Ex Nigeria’s Central Bank Chief Has 593 Illegal Foreign Bank Accounts

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Godwin Emiefele taking oath of office before becoming Nigeria's Central Bank governor.

ABUJA, Nigeria – Mediaage NG News – A report circulating the rounds has revealed that haunted ex Nigeria’s Central Bank governor, Godwin Emefiele, in the recent past, unlawfully deposited billions of naira into around 593 bank accounts in China, the UK, and the US.

Jim Obaze, known as a Special Investigator for President Bola Tinubu, revealed in the report that Emefiele opened some bank accounts without the consent of CBN’s Board of Directors and Investment Committee.

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Obaze said Emefiele made unauthorized deposits totaling “543, 482,213” in fixed deposits in UK banks alone.

According to local media, Obaze’s final report tagged, ‘Report of the Special Investigation on CBN and Related Entities (Chargeable offences)’ submitted to Tinubu, partly read “the former governor of the CBN invested Nigeria’s money without authorisation in 593 foreign accounts in the United States, China and the United Kingdom while he was in charge.

“All the accounts where the billions were lodged have all been traced by the investigator. In the UK alone, Emefiele kept £543,482, 213 in fixed deposits without authorization by the CBN board and the Investment Committee of the bank”.

Emiefele is currently in detention in Kuje prison after he was arraigned by the Nigerian government for alleged N1.2 billion procurement fraud.

A High Court in Abuja had granted him bail in the sum of N300m, but reason(s) he’s still kept under bars are yet unknown.

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