FG orders Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit to freeze CJN Onnoghen’s bank accounts

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The federal government of Nigeria has asked the Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit (NFIU) to freeze five bank accounts belonging to Chief Justice of Nigeria,Justice Walter Onnoghen, The Cable is reporting.

This was disclosed in a letter signed byAbiodun Aikomo on behalf of Abubakar Malami, the Attorney-General of the Federation, and seen by TheCable.

The letter read:

I am directed by Mr. Abubakar Malami, SAN, the Honourable Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice to request that you, pursuant to the Presidential Executive Order No. 6 of 2018, forthwith restrict normal banking operations on certain accounts belonging to Hon. Justice Walter Onnoghen pending final determination of the case against him at the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT/ABJ/1/19.

These accounts are as follows:
a. Account No. 5001062686 (Euro) Standard Chartered Bank (SCB)
b. Account No 5001062679 (Pound Sterling) SCB
c. Account No 0001062650 (Dollar) SCB
d. Account No 0001062667 (Naira) SCB, and
e. Account No 5000162693 (Naira)

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