FIC probes Nyantakyi over money laundering
All banks in the country, as well as non-bank financial institutions, have been asked to furnish the Financial Intelligence Centre with specific information on former president of the Ghana Football Association (GFA) Kwesi Nyantakyi.
The financial institutions are also requested to provide the same information on Ghana Football Association.
The Financial Intelligence Centre, established to protect the economy and particularly the financial integrity of Ghana, suspects that Mr. Nyantakyi may have been involved in money laundering following the exposé into endemic corruption in football administration by investigative journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas.
Kwaku Dua, Chief Executive Officer of the Centre 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.
“2. Business Registration Document.
“3. Legible copy of photo identity.
“4. Evidence of Know Your Customer (KYC) and Customer Due Diligence (CDD).
“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 were 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, the High Court has placed an interim injunction on the activities of Ghana Football Association, following a legal suit brought before it by the Attorney General, Gloria Akuffo.
The court order restrained the GFA and all members from conducting any official business for the next 10 days on Tuesday.
Mr. Kwesi Nyantakyi is also being investigated by the Criminal Investigation Department of the Ghana Police Service.
He has been charged with defrauding by false pretence.
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