General News of Wed, 13 Jun 201810
Banks ordered to release account details of Nyantakyi, GFA
The Financial Intelligence Centre has written to all banks and non-bank financial institutions in Ghana to provide information on banking details of former president of the Ghana Football Association (GFA) Kwesi Nyantakyi.
The financial institutions have also been ordered to provide the same information on the troubled football powerhouse Ghana Football Association.
The Financial Intelligence Centre, established to protect the economy and particularly the financial integrity of Ghana, is following a money laundering lead on Mr. Nyantakyi following Anas Aremeyaw Anas’ explosive investigations into corrupt activities in Ghana football.
The Chief Executive Officer of the Centre Kwaku Dua 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.