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Old False Stories – Atiku Denies International Banking Surveillance

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Old False Stories - Atiku Denies International Banking Surveillance

Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has denied reports that he and members of his family had been placed under international banking surveillance.

Naija News reports that the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), an agency of the U.S. Department of Treasury, had placed Atiku and his wives under close watch.

According to Premium Times, some transactions linked to Atiku were flagged as suspicious by the FinCEN.

FinCEN files also revealed more details into how huge funds linked to the former Vice President may have been moved across international jurisdictions using shell companies.

FinCEN files, a new investigation by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, BuzzFeed and 108 media partners across the world, including PREMIUM TIMES, are a large volume of confidential financial reports relating to the transaction activities of world leaders, terrorists, drug dealers and money launderers.

Reacting in a telephone chat with Daily Trust, Atiku’s spokesperson Paul Ibe described the allegations as a rehash of old false stories.

“The sequence of events as reported in the story did not make any indictment. Consequently, it’ll be preposterous to assume one,” he said.

“As everyone is well aware, developments have shown that the former vice president has a clean profile in clean countries including the United States”.

Source: Naija News

Ogbolu George is a graduate of Mass Communication from the University of Benin. He loves politics, is a movie addict and a die-hard Arsenal fan. George is a Senior Content Creator at Naija News.