The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) on Wednesday, August 29, imposed a fine of N5.8bn on four commercial banks for breaching Nigeria’s forex regulations on MTN’s illegal capital repatriation.
The apex bank announced the sanction in a statement issued in Abuja.
The banks are:
- Standard Chartered, N2.4bn
- Stanbic IBTC, N1.8bn
- Citibank, N1.2bn
- Diamond Bank, N0.25bn
The apex bank also asked these banks to refund the sum of $8,134,312,397.63 for what it described as “flagrant violation of extant laws and regulations of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, including the Foreign Exchange (Monitoring and Miscellaneous Provisions) Act, 1995 of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and the Foreign Exchange Manual, 2006.”