FIC orders banks to provide Nyantakyi’s details

The Financial Intelligence Centre (FIC) has ordered all banks in Ghana as well as non-bank financial institutions to furnish them with information on former President of the Ghana Football Association (GFA) Kwesi Nyantakyi and the GFA itself.

The FIC which was established to protect the economy and particularly the financial integrity of Ghana, suspects Mr 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.

Kwaku Duah, 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.

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