CBN freezes another 194 accounts of firms, BDCs, others-The Central Bank of Nigeria on Thursday said it has an order from the Federal High Court, part of Abuja, to block the 194 bank accounts of the company in Bureaux de Change to facilitate scrutiny and performance.
He revealed this on Thursday in three different books on his website.
In one of the documents, the CBN said it had the authority to close 60 bank accounts of Bluebeam Capital Limited.
The account has not been filed with 13 different banks, CBN according to the plaintiff.
Bluebeam, as the respondent has eight accounts each with Access Bank and Keystone Bank; seven of them at First Bank and Ecobank; five with UBA and GTBank; four banks including Fidelity Bank, FCMB and Sterling Bank; three accounts at Polaris Bank; two at Wema Bank and Heritage Bank; and one in the State Bank.
In another document, the CBN stated that it has the authority to close 84 accounts in 17 banks.
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In a letter to the Chief Justice, A.R. Mohammed, the court granted CBN the authority to direct the bank to hold all documents for only 45 days, awaiting the results of the investigation.
He added that the law could be based on good cause.
Anyone affected by the law can ask the court to have an arrest warrant, pay fine or review the law in good faith without waiting 45 days to complete it, the document said.
The CBN on Thursday indicated that it has the authority to suspend eleven banks to allow it to conduct investigations into suspicious activity.
It lists the names of the respondents / respondents as Albert Austin Ugochukwu has two chains; Belfour Services & Collaborative Services; Belfour Oil and Gas Limited owns three bank accounts; Circle Flow Work; Kacynaus Reality Nigeria Limited has three chains; and Tasmara Relationship Services.