The Financial Intelligence Centre deadline for all banks and non-bank financial institutions in Ghana operating with the Ghana Football Association (GFA) and its former boss, Kwesi Nyantakyi, to provide critical information for investigation on the two ends today, June 14, 2018.
Investigative Journalist, Anas Aremeyaw Anas, petitioned the FIC together with the Central Bank, the Economic and Organised Crimes Office (EOCO), and the Attorney General and Minister for Justice to investigate claims of corruption, bribery, fraud by false pretences and money laundering.
The Financial Intelligence Centre, established to protect the economy and particularly the financial integrity of Ghana, following the petition on Mr. Nyantakyi in connection with the Anas Aremeyaw Anas’ explosive investigations into corrupt activities in Ghana football has launched investigations into the alleged financial crime against the former GFA Boss and the football governing body.
The cooperation with the financial institutions on the demands by the FIC ends Thursday, June 14, 2018 as stated in the correspondence by the Centre to the various financial institutions.
The Chief Executive Officer of the Centre Kwaku Dua had 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 have up to Thursday, June 14, 2018 to furnish the Centre with soft copy of the requested documents.
Meanwhile, the government through the Attorney General is in the process of dissolving the Ghana FA following the premiering of the #Number12 documentary. A High Court on Tuesday gave the government the green light to start the process.
Mr. Nyantakyi is also being investigated by the Criminal Investigation Department of the Ghana Police Service over a charge of defrauding by false pretense.