Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has written to the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice Abubakar Malami (SAN) demanding that the N80billion so far paid by MTN Nigeria be transfered into the NCC account with the Central Bank of Nigeria(CBN).
The NCC’s Executive Vice Chairman Prof Umar Garba Danbatta disclosed this on Monday in Abuja during a question and answer session after a Press conference on his One Year in office as NCC boss.
Danbatta who said the money had been lodged in a recovery account opened by the OAGF with the CBN, added that it needed to be transferred to the NCC account before it could be moved to the Consolidated Revenue Account of the Federal Government.
He said: “We have written a letter to the AGF and Minister of Justice to remit the N80billion so far paid, out of N330bn total fine, by MTN into the NCC’s account domiciled at the CBN for onward transmission to Consolidated Revenue Account of the Federal Government”.
Danbatta said MTN had since paid another N30billion, which means that the company has so far paid N80billion, with an outstanding balance of N250billion.