Access Bank subsidiary rejects money-laundering allegations in Congo


THE Congo subsidiary of Nigeria’s Access Bank on Wednesday rejected allegations of money laundering by the Democratic Republic of Congo’s anti-corruption agency.

The Agency for the Prevention and Fight Against Corruption (APLC) is investigating allegations by a former Access Bank employee that it laundered money for companies which were under U.S. sanctions.

Access Bank said in a statement that an independent audit “did not reveal any anomalies or malfunctions that could confirm these illicit practices”.

Congo’s President Felix Tshisekedi set up the APLC after making tackling corruption a campaign promise before he was elected two years ago.

The agency said in a statement it would continue its investigation into the allegations against Access Bank. – Thomson Reuters Foundation.

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