The Financial Intelligence Centre has directed all banks as well as non-financial institutions in the country to furnish it 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 centre suspects that Mr. Kwesi Nyantakyi may have been involved in money laundering following the exposé of alleged corruption in football administration by investigative journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas.
CEO of the Centre, Kwaku Dua in a letter dated June 11, 2018 to the banks said: “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, Anas Aremeyaw Anas has dragged Nyantakyi before EOCO, Bank of Ghana over the expose.
The petition has been sent to the Attorney General (AG) and Minister of Justice, the Governor of the Bank of Ghana (BoG), the Chief Executive Officer of the Financial Intelligence Centre (FIC) and the Executive Director of the Economic & Organised Crime Office (EOCO).