– All bankers in Nigeria have been given a deadline to submit their assets
– The new policy was announced by the new boss of the EFCC, Abdulrasheed Bawa
– Bawa stated that the EFCC is worried about the role of bankers in various corruption cases in the country
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says it will soon be demanding the assets declaration forms of all bankers in Nigeria.
This was revealed by the chairman of the EFCC, Abdulrasheed Bawa on Tuesday, March 16 while he was addressing journalists at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
Bawa announced that bankers across the country would be required to present the forms from Tuesday, June 1.
A statement by the EFCC seen by Legit.ng quoted Bawa as saying:
“The EFCC, come June 1, 2021, will be demanding these assets forms filled by the bankers and for us to see that the line that we have drawn from June 1 is fully complied with by all, bankers in particular.”
He explained that the commission took the decision as a result of concerns raised on the roles played by bankers in the fight against corruption.
Bawa added that the EFCC would ensure that all employees in the Nigerian banking industry comply with the directive.
Meanwhile, the EFCC has detained a member of the Ondo state House of Assembly, Felemugudu Bankole, over an allegation of fraud.
The politician was detained along with the clerk of the Assembly, Bode Aladeyelu, and two civil servants.
The suspects were held by the EFCC after they honoured invitations by the agency over a fraud case allegedly committed in 2019.
In a related development, the EFCC recently arraigned a man who refused to refund the N2million paid into his account.
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Jerrywright Ukwu is an Abuja-based senior political/defence correspondent at Legit.ng. He is a graduate of the Nigerian Institute of Journalism, Lagos and the International Institute of Journalism in Abuja. He is also a member of the Nigeria Union of Journalists. He spends his leisure-time reading history books. He can be reached via email at [email protected]