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NFIU Asks For Bank Details Of Nigerian Judges, Federal Legislators

by IBRAHIM SHA’BAN

The Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit, NFIU, has requested banks to forward the account details of all legislative and judiciary officials in the country.

The Cable reported seeing a letter dated September 10, 2019, in which the unit requested for account names and numbers of the officials.

The reason for the request was not given in the letter signed by Fehintola Salisu, NFIU associate director of analysis and compliance.

The letter, The Cable said, was addressed to the chief compliance officers of banks.

The letter read: “Request for information on: All accounts of: the National Assembly, National Judicial Council, NJC, all the members of the National Assembly, principal officers (management) of the National Assembly Service Commission, (and) of principal officers of the judiciary.

“Kindly provide the NFIU with a schedule (account names and account numbers) of the National Assembly, members of the National Assembly and principal officers of the National Assembly Service Commission, as well as all accounts of National Judicial Service Commission and their principal officers including judges and other relevant politically exposed persons.”

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