10:49, 02.Jul 2018
The Financial Intelligence Centre (FIC) has waded into alleged corruption at the Ghana Football Association (GFA) as it directs banks and financial institutions to submit account details of GFA and former GFA President Kwesi Nyantakyi.
All banks in the country and non-bank financial institutions have up to close of day on Thursday 13 June 2018 to furnish the FIC with relevant documents.
The request by the FIC follows alleged widespread corruption uncovered by investigative journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas in his Number 12 undercover documentary on Ghana football.
FIC Chief Executive Kwaku Dua, in a letter dated 11 June 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”.
FIC is requesting for:
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 copies of the requested documents to the Chief Executive Officer of the Financial Intelligence Centre by Thursday.