CBN probes bank accounts of 12 top Nigerian businessmen, others

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The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), on Tuesday, directed banks operating in the country to furnish it with all domiciliary accounts statements linked to the Bank Verification Numbers (BVN) of some Nigerian businessmen and other individuals. Specifically, this involves the domiciliary accounts of Ogun State-born lotto magnate, Chief Kessignton Adebutu (Baba Ijebu), and four of his children. The CBN also beam its searchlight on 11 others including founders of Bet9ja and NairaBet. The apex bank ordered in a circular referenced BSD/DIR/GEN/LAB/13/063, dated September 15, 2020, and signed by Z. Markus,…

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