Guaranty Trust Bank Liberia (GT Bank Liberia), one of the banking institutions in the country providing financial services to the public seems to be finding a difficult to redeem its professional reputation after one of its customers, Charles Sirleaf, son of former Liberian leader, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf alarmed that his personal accounts containing LD$10 million and US$700,000 at the bank were been tempered with, claiming that the monies in question were allegedly stolen.
This allegation was also buttressed by the Minister of Information, Eugene Lenn Nagbe, noting that the Liberian government is aware about Mr. Sirleaf’s complaint, adding, “The Government is aware that there is an ongoing by the Liberia National Police into a complaint by Mr. Sirleaf about illegal withdrawals from his accounts of the amounts of USD866 thousand and LRD 10 million. Mr. Sirleaf who is the complaint and other persons of interest are cooperating with the police investigators,” Minister Nagbe said.
This latest action on the alleged part of the GT Bank Liberia brings to several others who have complained that their accounts were illegally tempered with without redress from the management of the bank as to what gave rise to such action at the bank.
Another victim of this unwanted and unprofessional act on the part of the bank is the Chief Executive Officer of the CT.COM, Mr. Christopher Onanuga, who also alleged that his account was been tempered with at the bank, after it was alleged by the J2 Investment that Mr. Onanuga had engaged in influence peddling by using the name of President George Weah to secure by fraud and deception US$2,1 million from China Union as compensation for allegedly negotiating with officials of government to have the China Union’s debt reduced from US$10.5 million to US$4 million.
With all of these allegations leveled against the GT Bank Liberia, Liberians and other residents are concerned about the reputation of the bank, while at the same time, others who spoke to the GNN said they are still investigating as to what went wrong that led to Mr. Sirleaf to raised such an alarm, and further called on the management of the bank to do all in its powers to clear the air.