Credible information received indicate the state is investigating all of Victoria Hammah’s bank accounts to find out if she indulged in any financial impropriety while in office.
A letter from Financial Intelligence Centre Ghana, a subsidiary of the Bank of Ghana, with the heading “Request for information on Victoria Hammah”, dated Wednesday November 13 with reference number AF091/F1C/VOL4/864, and sent to all Banks in the country, said the fired Deputy Communications Minister is under security surveillance for possible money laundering.
According to the letter, Ms. Hammah “has come under security notice”.
It said: “Pursuant to section 28 of the anti money laundering act 2008, Act 749, please furnish us with the following on her.
1. Mandate and account dating forms.
2. Evident on know your customer and customer due diligence.
3. Legible copy of photo identity.
4. All transaction statement (bank and investment statements).
We will appreciate to receive you response by close of business Friday November 15 2013
Samuel Essel, Chief Executive Officer Financial Intelligence Centre, Ghana.
Cc: ALL BANKS
Ms. Hammah was sacked Friday after she was heard on a leaked tape saying she did not want to risk her job with needless squabbles with colleague ministers and Deputies, when she didn’t even have US$1Million to boast of.
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