Report reaching your most informative GNN-Liberia from Accra, Ghana has hinted that the private account of Sanctions designate suspended Minister of State for Presidential Affairs, Nathaniel McGill at United Bank for Africa (UBA) in Accra, Ghana containing over Four Million United States Dollars has been blocked based on instructions from the sanctions committee.
Our source in Accra, speaking via mobile phone said the order was issued to the bank from the United States, and to other banking institutions where McGill may have deposited his money, this is a result of the immediate enforcement of the sanctions order.
Under the sanctions, all property and interests in property of McGill and the other two officials that are in the United States must be blocked and reported to Treasury, while people who engage in transactions with the officials may be subject to sanctions themselves, the statement said.
“Through their corruption these officials have undermined democracy in Liberia for their own personal benefit,” Brian Nelson, Treasury’s undersecretary for terrorism and financial intelligence, said in a statement.
This week, the United States imposed sanctions on three Liberian government officials, including President George Weah’s chief of staff, for what it says is their ongoing involvement in public corruption, the U.S. Treasury Department said on Monday.
Details will follow in our subsequent posting.