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Emefiele, wife not signatories to accounts of companies awarded CBN contracts — Witness

A prosecution witness on the Financial and Monetary Crimes Fee, Mrs Ifeoma Ogbonnaya, advised the Particular Crimes Courtroom in Ikeja, Lagos on Wednesday {that a} former governor of the Central Financial institution of Nigeria, Godwin Emefiele, and his spouse Margaret, weren’t signatories to the accounts and corporations that obtained contracts from the CBN.

Ogbonnaya made this recognized throughout cross-examination by Emefiele’s lawyer, Mr Olalekan Ojo (SAN).

The witness had advised the courtroom on Tuesday that she had obtained directions from Mrs Margaret Emefiele to switch cash from CBN to their corporations’ accounts at Zenith Financial institution.

She acknowledged that apart from Mrs Emefiele, she additionally receives directions from two different individuals, Mr John Ogah and a sure Mr Opeyemi Oludimu, who work for Emefiele, however that she has to substantiate this with Mrs Emefiele first.

Throughout the resumed listening to of the trial on Wednesday, Ogbonnaya mentioned neither Emefiele nor his spouse had been signatories to the accounts of the three corporations, specifically Limelight Multidimensional Restricted, Comec Help Companies Restricted and Ambswin Sources Restricted.

Ogbonnaya recognized the signatory of the accounts as Mrs. Augustina.

Nonetheless, she advised the courtroom that the transaction wouldn’t be processed till it was permitted by Ms Emefiele.

The witness mentioned: “I keep that Mrs Margaret Emefiele gave me directions by way of cellphone calls, WhatsApp chat and my official e-mail.

“I’ve saved Mrs. Emefiele’s quantity in my cellphone as ‘Margo’. She has a number of numbers however I can solely keep in mind her overseas quantity which is +447941835451.

“The cellphone numbers are saved on my cell system, iPhone 11, and belong to my contacts, each private and official.”

The witness additional advised the courtroom that the directions to the banks weren’t oral however in writing and that earlier than coming to courtroom to testify, she had had the chance to evaluate the account openings of the three corporations.

Ogbonnaya alleged that the names of Emefiele and his spouse didn’t seem as shareholders or signatories on the businesses’ annual accounts.

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