The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has requested that all banks in the country should submit the statements of domiciliary accounts some high profile individuals, including owners of popular betting companies Nigeria.
Baba Ijebu and Premier Lotto Founders who alongside some individuals recently had their company’s bank accounts frozen over forex infractions are part of the list by the CBN.
This request was made by the CBN in a letter to all the banks with the number, ‘BSD/DIR/GEN/LAB/13/063, dated September 15, titled ‘Request for statement of accounts’, signed by the Director of Banking Supervision, CBN, Z. Marcus.
The Deposit Money Banks were ordered to send the details to five listed email addresses by the CBN after listing the names of 16 individuals on the letter.
“You are required to furnish us with the domiciliary account statements (Excel and PDF formats) of the under listed individuals, including the domiciliary accounts linked to them by bank verification number (BVN). The statements should cover the period, January 1, 2013, to July 31, 2020,” the letter read.
The affected individuals include Adebutu Kessington, a businessman popularly referred to as Baba Ijebu, founder of Premier Lotto; Akin Alabi a member of the House of Representatives representing Ona-Ara/Egbeda federal constituency and founder of Nairabet.
Others are Adebisi Adebutu, Ajibola Adebutu, Olanipekun Adebutu, Olusegun Adebutu, Mauro Ripamonti, Charbel Chidiac, Oludamilare Alabi, Oluwafemi Babalola, Adetayo Adesanwo and Byron Powell.