CBN launches investigation into suspicious bank accounts



The Central Bank of Nigeria () is launching an in-depth and thorough search into of some accounts to determine the level of suspicious around them.

Subsequently the Bank on Wednesday said it received an order from the Federal , Abuja division, to freeze 11 bank accounts to enable it conduct investigations into suspicious .

This was contained in documents placed on its website on Wednesday.

The as the plaintiff, listed the names of the defendants/respondents as Albert Austin Ugochukwu with bank accounts; Belfour Energy & Allied Services; Belfour Oil and Gas Limited with three bank accounts; Circle Flow Integrated Services; Kacynaus Reality Nigeria Limited with three bank accounts; and Tasmara Integrated Services.

The motion exparte which was dated March 12 and filled on March 16 sought the mandatory order of the to direct First City Monument Bank Limited to freeze all transactions on accounts and all other bank accounts of the defendants for a period of 180 days pending the outcome of investigation and inquiry currently being conducted by the .

According to the document, the investigation was connected to a female who is an ‘Assistant Manager of the , Central Business District, Oluwatoyosi Suwebat Oladipo’.

In another document signed by the Presiding Judge, A.R. Mohammed, the empowered the CBN to direct FCMB to freeze all transactions on the bank accounts for a period of 45 days only, pending the outcome of investigation.

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