FIC orders banks to release account details of Kwesi Nyantakyi

By Maame Aba Afful
FIC orders banks to release account details of Kwesi Nyantakyi
FIC orders banks to release account details of Kwesi Nyantakyi

The Financial Intelligence Centre(FIC) has ordered all banking and non-banking institutions in Ghana to release information on the banking details of former president of the Ghana Football Association(GFA) Kwesi Nyantakyi.

The FIC which was established to protect the economy and particularly the financial integrity of Ghana, suspects Kwesi Nyantakyi may have engaged in alleged money laundering in the wake of the investigative work done by ace investigative journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas that uncovered rot within the GFA.

Chief Executive Officer of the Centre, Kwaku Duah in a letter dated June 11, 2018 to the banks stated:

“Pursuant to Section 28 of the Anti-Money Laundering Act, 2008 (Act 749), as amended, kindly furnish us with the following information on subjects and any other connected accounts:

“1. Mandate and Account opening forms.

“5. All transaction details (bank statement) from January 2014 to date.

“6. Copies of all SWIFT Messages received for the same period (if any).

“7. Copies of Verification of Beneficiary Owners form completed in respect of transfers.”

The financial institutions have been asked to send soft copy of the requested documents to the Chief Executive Officer of the Financial Intelligence Centre by Thursday, June 14, 2018.

Meanwhile, former GFA President Kwesi Nyantakyi is currently on a police enquiry bail after being captured on tape receiving $65,000 gift to agree a sponsorship deal with supposed investors in the expose titled 'Number 12'.

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