Nigeria crackdown on fake bank accounts
October 30, 2015 7:15 pm
Nigeria has launched a major crackdown on fake bank-account holders in a bid to reduce fraud in the banking sector.
People were asked to enrol at their local banks to have their fingerprints taken, along with a photograph of their face by the end of Friday.
Nigeria’s central bank said non-registered customers would lose electronic access to their accounts.
Huge sums are allegedly stolen from Nigerian banks as a result of forgery and illegal withdrawals.