The Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit has described as false and misleading, a leaked letter suggesting it is investigating the Senate president, the speaker of the House of Representative, the Chief Justice of the Federation.

NFIU Chief Media Analyst, Ahmed Dikko, in a statement, said: “It is also pertinent to note that the NFIU has the major responsibility, in accordance with global standards, to maintain and regularly update the list of Politically Exposed Persons (PEPs). It will be recalled that a new government was inaugurated in May 2019.

The officer who initiated the unauthorized letter was also taking the initiative to update the PEPs list.

The list includes politicians and political appointees in all organs of government. The update exercise which is a regular practice in order to protect public funds and other assets is also in accordance with global best practice.

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