The Central Financial institution of Nigeria (CBN) has ordered banks to supply account statements of some betting firm homeowners.
On the record are Adebutu Kessington and Akin Alabi, the homeowners of Premier Lotto, aka ‘Baba Ijebu’, and NairaBET, respectively.
Additionally affected are Adebutu’s sons, as wells as some bureau de change and logistics firms.
The directive was contained in a press release on Tuesday by Z. Markus, on behalf of Director of Banking Supervision, Bello Hassan.
The deadline is 4:00 pm of Wednesday, September 16.
Early September, the CBN positioned a post-no-debit on the financial institution accounts of 38 firms.
They included 3D Scanners Bureau De Change Restricted, Blue Wall Nigeria Restricted, JNFX Worldwide Restricted and Northline Restricted, SV Gaming Restricted.
Others are Premier Lotto, R&S Lotto Restricted, TM Gaming Networks Restricted, Escale Oil and Fuel Restricted, Barkoli Buying and selling Firm Restricted and Godoni Enterprises Restricted.
A memo to banks by Bello Hassan learn: “You might be hereby required to position the underneath listed accounts on post-no-debit with instant impact and revert with the account names, numbers, currencies and balances of all accounts positioned on PND.”
The businesses are being accused of foreign exchange infractions, transferring foreign exchange overseas with out the required authorization and “financial sabotage.”
A betting firm reportedly moved $420million overseas underneath the pretext of software program buy.
However the funds have been traced to the overseas accounts of its administrators.