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Nigeria’s Former Central Bank Head Charged With $6 Million Fraud

Prosecutors have accused Nigeria’s former central bank governor, Godwin Emefiele, of falsifying information that enabled him to obtain more than $6 million from the bank’s coffers, a charge that carries a sentence of at least seven years in prison.

Nigeria’s Attorney General — in a filing made to the High Court in Abuja, the capital — accused Emefiele and one other of “falsely representing” a high-ranking government official and asking the central bank to provide $6.2 million in line with a presidential directive, which he allegedly knew to be false. The charge, along with 19 others, were contained in court documents seen by

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