The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Thursday said it has received court orders to freeze 194 bank accounts owned by firms and Bureaux de Change.
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The apex bank said the Abuja Federal High Court order to freeze the accounts was to enable the conduct of investigation into their suspicious dealings.
This was contained in the apex bank’s website posted Thursday.
Among the accounts affected were 60 bank accounts of Bluebeam Capital Limited domiciled in 13 different banks, according to the apex bank’s plaintif.
Reports said documents showed that Bluebeam has eight accounts each in Access Bank and Keystone Bank; seven each in First Bank and Ecobank; five each in UBA and GTBank; four each in Fidelity Bank, FCMB and Sterling Bank; three accounts in Polaris Bank; two each in Wema Bank and Heritage Bank; and one in Providus Bank.
There was also order to freeze 84 accounts in 17 banks, 50 accounts in different banks.
The Presiding Judge, A.R. Mohammed, in the order directed the CBN to free the accounts for 45 days pending the outcome of the investigation.