Nyantakyi’s bank accounts under investigation over money laundering ‘charges’

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The embattled football administrator’s troubles seem not to be all over, after a fresh investigation has been launched by government

Former Ghana Football Association president Kwesi Nyantakyi is under intense scrutiny following an action by Financial Intelligence Centre to investigate all transactions made by him between 2014 and 2018, AshesGyamera can confirm.

It has been alleged that the one-time Fifa Council member and Caf vice president was involved in money laundering, hence all his accounts across the country are being monitored to check how monies were transferred and received.

Following the exposè by undercover journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas, it was captured that Nyantakyi was showing foreign investors how to transact monies into the country on the blind side of the security services. He has since resigned from all positions he once held in football.

Therefore, chief executive officer of the Financial Intelligence Centre in a letter dated June 11, 2018 sighted by us has directed all banks that Nyantakyi dealt with in the past to provide soft copies of his accounts statements.

“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. ”

According to the letter, all the banks have up to Thursday June 14 to provide every details requested from them.

If found guilty Nyantakyi could be sentenced with a minimum of one to three years in prison with hard labour.

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