Bankers have been advised by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to ask their customers how they got money in their accounts.
This was said by the Chairman, Abdulrasheed Bawa, at a meeting with the Association of Chief Audit Executives of Banks in Nigeria (ACAEBIN). The members, led by the Chairman, Yinka Tiamiyu, visited the EFCC headquarters in Abuja.
In his advise, Bawa urged them to do more to tackle financial crimes and related challenges in the banking sector.
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“I would like to urge you to know your customers, know the kind of businesses they do before opening an account for them,” he said.
The EFCC chief observed that some individuals and organizations open an account and within a few months, huge sums of money are deposited.
“There is a need for you to try and query this information, including their linked accounts,” Bawa said.
Speaking, Tiamiyu reiterated the commitment of banks to sanitize the system, noting that it was not in their interest to suppress financial malfeasance.
Uduak Udoh, the Vice Chairman, disclosed that some customers connive with bank staff to loot funds.
“We are ready to give you the cooperation you need. We want you to trust bank auditors with information because we cannot support fraudulent staff, they are a threat”, he declared.