The Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit (NFIU) has written to banks in Nigeria, requesting account details of all legislative and judiciary officials in the country.
NFIU, the Nigerian arm of the global financial intelligence Units (FIUs) domiciled within the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), is an autonomous unit and operating in the African Region.
In a letter addressed to the chief compliance officers of banks and dated September 10, 2019 and signed by Fehintola Salisu, NFIU associate director of analysis and compliance, the agency said that the information being sought include account names and numbers of the officials.
The agency also sought the account details of the members of the national assembly and the National Judicial Council (NJC).
Although it listed judges and national assembly members as well, there was no mention of any member of the executive arm of government.
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.”