Accra - "Lies, Corruption, Influence peddling, Money laundering... Ghana is crumbling under white-collar crimes" Part II

In our last publication titled "Lies, Corruption, Influence peddling, and Money laundering",

Ghana Commercial Bank, the German Deutsche Bank, a German CID (Central Investigative Division) officer and the High Court of Justice, Commercial division Court 6 ACCRA found themselves at the heart of the matters concerning masked 9.5Million Euros (Part of a 35.000.000 Euros initial deposit) transaction that should have been transferred to GCB (Ghana Commercial bank) on behalf of a timber plantation owner.

Mr F, our man on the ground blew the whistle about this, one of many rampant money laundering activities threatening to cripple one of Ghana's major financial institutions.

In the days following his side of the story, a barrage of threatening phone calls and texts messages hit the newsroom.

Obscur hands attempted to alter our freedom of speech and the right of honest Ghanaian citizens, under the law of the land, to a piece of fair and balanced information, far from finger-pointing, but straight in the bullseye.

 

Some well-known members of the community, blinded by greed and the life of luxury thru crime to the detriment of others, have not hesitated to call Mr F, our whistleblower, names such as "scum of ghana's earth" or branded our investigative piece, " a toothless hoax".

Nevertheless, the undeniable truth is at the heart of our motto: "whether true or false, rumours are always revealing, whereas facts can often be deceiving".

A week before the publication, our man was summoned to the Economic And Organise Crime Office, under Ref: e3/92/162/V2/216

Under Section 19 of Act 804/ID, investigating Monseler Germany's transfer of 9.5 Million Euros as part payment of land and timber purchasing deal.

Mr F, declined to any such attempt of using the law as gatekeeping into an open and shut case of making money readily available to its rightful owner.

 

Mr F is back with irrefutable evidence of what went on in this murky whirlwind where dollars and euros are counted in the millions. He claims to have no care in the world for threats and condemns the vain attempts to manipulate our ideal of fair and balanced information, in the land that was awakened by the great Kwame Nkrumah and subsequently transformed into a beacon of prosperity and rule of law by the impetuous major Jerry John Rawlings.

Thus,  he vows to disclose audios and paper trails relating to millions of euros siphoned into the abyss of greed. 

 

Among the many threats received by our man, one particularly stands out for its chilling undertone whilst another one of many, is a reminder that  Mr F's plight has not fallen on death ears 

 

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"Good evening F.

I have come across the money laundering news and if the story is not true that the funds came to  Bank of Ghana, then they will not only send you to prison but they will kill you. So be careful of the story and make sure that you have really established the case by the investigative journalist. Serious meetings are held on this and it seems Bank of Ghana is still denying sighting the funds.Please this is inside information so delete after reading".

"Thanks for sharing. I have read about money laundering in Ghana and Africa in general. I am particularly worried about the publication author and medium. There was something similar in Senegal which eventually turned out to be politically motivated to discredit the Senegalese government. Let's sit back and get the real truth. CIA and European antitrust agencies are very interested so I am sure if true will arouse their interest".

As we get to the nitty-gritty of our investigation despite numerous unanswered messages to Bank Of Ghana, we have decided to publish the Swift record showing one revealing detail. Millions of Euros were indeed transferred from Germany' Deutshebank to  Bank Of Ghana. At exactly 10:29:11 GMT+1

 

ORIGINATION TIME: 10:29:11 GMT+1

TRANSMISSION DATE: 07/04/2021

MESSAGE TYPE: INSTANT TYPE MT 103

SINGLE CUSTOMER CREDIT TRANSFER NETWORK: SWIFT/WIRE/SYSTEM SESSION

HOLDER: DEUTDEDB101/038717

DELIVERY SYSTEM: NETWORK (ACK) DELIVERED SYSTEM ACK/SYS: DIRECT

TRANSFER/ISIN/GPI (APPROVED) SLA ID: 056855/GPI

PRIORITY DELIVERY: URGENT

ORIGINATION REFERENCE:

0387 DEUTDEDB101 6754312894

DESTINATION REFERENCE:

2391 GHCBGHAC 4675283190

 

SENDER DETAIL: DEUTDEDB101 DB PRIVAT UND FIRMENKUNDENBANK AG LUBECKER STR 1 10559 BERLIN GERMANY

 

RECEIVER DETAIL: GHCBGHAC GCB BANK LTD KNUST GHANA ----------------------------------------MESSAGE TEXT----------------------------------------------- 20: SENDER’S REFERENCE: 2167903450679460 23B: BANK

 

OPERATION CODE: CRED 32A: VAL

DATE/CUR/NETWORK SETTLED AMT

DATE/TIME: SAME DAY

CURRENCY: EUR AMOUNT: 9500000.00 33B:

CURRENCY/INSTRUCTED

AMOUNT CURRENCY: EUR AMOUNT: 9500000.00 36:

EXCHANGE RATE: SAME 50K: ORDERING CUSTOMER NAME & ADDRESS ACCOUNT NO: 0988731122

CORPORATE NAME: MONSELER GUNTER ADDRESS: AHORNWEG3 94121 SALZWEG GERMANY 52A: ORDERING INSTITUTION - BIC DEUTDEDB101 BANK NAME: DB PRIVAT UND FIRMENKUNDENBANK AG BANK ADDRESS: BERLIN GERMANY 56A(C):

INTERMEDIARY BANK ACCOUNT NO: 8231169600 BANK NAME & ADDRESS: BERLIN GERMANY 59: BENEFICIARY CUSTOMER NAME ADDRESS ACCOUNT NO: 6031500000066 CORPORATE NAME: V.F GH LTD ADDRESS: (Beneficiary's details redacted) GHANA 70: REMITTANCE INFORMATION: ADVANCE PAYMENT FOR TIMBER AND PLANTATION 71A: DETAIL OF CHARGES (TYPE): BENEFICIARY END 77B: REGULATORY REPORTING: ORC/INSTRUCTED/DP ------------------------------------INTERVENTIONS------------------------------------------------------ (CHK) 2764984310608 PKI SIGNATURE MAC EQUIVALENT CATEGORY: NETWORK CREATION TIME: 10.29.11 / 07.04.2021 APPLICATION: SWIFT/ALLIANCE INTERFACE OPERATOR ID: 03497519673452019765 TRACKING CODE: 67458912040500679432 M.U.R: 3698741250286T39 UETR: e8ea33ff-e632-43e4-8aed-32e25d9b8dec OPERATOR: SWIFT TEXT (DEUTDEDB101 64972359785461032567158645) ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- (1:F01 DEUTDEDB101 6754312894)GHCBGHAC 4675283190 (07-2021-04 72M13S)(11:41:02) END OF MESSAGE: XXX TRANSMISSION: END OF TRANSMISSION:

Swift Transaction Record obtained from an insider

All Mr F  (the beneficiary), ever wanted was to have the funds transferred into his account lodged at Ghana Commercial Bank to finalize the initial deal of purchasing land and timber. (ADVANCE PAYMENT FOR TIMBER AND PLANTATION ).

Mr F has no interest in being used as a golden bridge to bring Ghana's well-established reputation of a model west African economy into disrepute.

9.5 million Euros are sitting in Bank of Ghana's coffers. The landowner awaits his remittance. Ghana Commercial does not comprehend her sister bank behaviour of withholding the funds whilst the german CID has gone missing.

Mr F, is now threatening to seek help from the International Court of Justice in the Hague.

Watch out for Part III, as the end of this version is a stark reminder that a whole new path to the truth lies ahead of us.