The Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit has begun the investigation of the bank accounts of all judges in the country, including the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Tanko Muhammad.
Senate President, Ahmad Lawan; his deputy, Ovie Omo-Agege; Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila; his deputy, Idris Wase are also not excluded in this investigation.
According to Punch, a letter that was signed by the NFIU’s Associate Director, Analysis and Compliance, Fehintola Salisu, gave all banks up till September 13 (Friday) to adhere to all its directive.
The letter read, “Kindly provide the NFIU with a schedule (account names and account numbers) of the National Assembly, members of National Assembly and principal officers of 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.
“Kindly note that your response is expected on or before September 13, 2019.”
NFIU Director, Modibbo Tukur, however said he knows nothing abput the letter.
His words, “You must have seen that the letter was not signed by me. It is an operational issue.
“If it is an operational issue, leaking it is an offence. It is a punishable offence.
“If they are doing their analysis, it may not come to my knowledge. I will find out if you want me to do so.
“But the person you mentioned that signed the letter is an operational director. So anything she signs is confidential. I am even surprised at how the banks allowed it to leak. It is punishable.”