Federal High Court Orders CBN And Other Banks To Freeze All Accounts Without BVNs (See Details)

at 12:37 PM, 22/10/2017 (11 months ago)
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Justice Nnamdi Dimgba of the Federal High Court in Abuja has granted a request by Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, for a temporary forfeiture of all funds held in bank accounts not linked to BVNs and those whose ownership could not be completely identified.

According to the court documents, seen by Premium Times, also to be seized by the Nigerian government are funds held in bank accounts without sufficient know-your-customer credentials.

The order came on the back of an originating motion of notice filed by Mr. Malami on behalf of the Nigerian government on September 28.

Justice Dimgba granted all the nine reliefs sought by Mr. Malami —himself represented by a lawyer, Usman Dakas— on October 17.

The court ordered all the 19 deposit money banks, DMBs, operating in the country to release to Nigerian government names of accounts not yet connected to BVN; account numbers; their outstanding balances; domiciling locations; and domiciliary accounts without BVN and where they are domiciled.

Nigeria deposit money banks that were listed as respondents in the ex-parte suit are: Access Bank, Citi Bank, Diamond Bank, Ecobank, Fidelity Bank, First Bank and First City Monument Bank.

Others are: Guarantee Trust Bank, Heritage Bank, Keystone Bank, Skye Bank, Stanbic IBTC Bank, Standard Chartered Bank, Sterling Bank, Union Bank and United Bank for Africa.

The remaining three are: Unity, Bank Wema Bank and Zenith Bank.

vitusobi4 at 02:42 PM, 22/10/2017 (11 months ago)
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What nonsence! Not all Nigerians are thiefs like them. Who give a damn about their stupid political  crap. We have many hardworking Nigerians including myself in diaspora working hard day and night, both in the winter and harsh weather and atmospheric conditions, just to send and save millions back home. And now this nonsence! Such illiteracy can only be known to occur in an underdevelop Nation as Nigeria. Who gave the Government the right and impetus to siphon private and hard working individuals funds for their own. This is thieft in it's pure form!
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osarobo62 at 04:47 PM, 22/10/2017 (11 months ago)
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Quote from: vitusobi4 on 02:42 PM, 22/10/2017
What nonsence! Not all Nigerians are thiefs like them. Who give a damn about their stupid political  crap. We have many hardworking Nigerians including myself in diaspora working hard day and night, both in the winter and harsh weather and atmospheric conditions, just to send and save millions back home. And now this nonsence! Such illiteracy can only be known to occur in an underdevelop Nation as Nigeria. Who gave the Government the right and impetus to siphon private and hard working individuals funds for their own. This is thieft in it's pure form!
contact your bank and find out how to obtain a bvn
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willyking at 05:37 PM, 22/10/2017 (11 months ago)
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Useless country to offer to is people than trouble and hardship...God will see the poor hard working all over the world trough...evil people..
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willyking at 05:49 PM, 22/10/2017 (11 months ago)
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Quote from: willyking on 05:37 PM, 22/10/2017
Useless country have nothing  to offer to is people than trouble and hardship...God will see the poor hard working massess all over the world trough...evil people..
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