The AgaKhan, who owns the Diamond Trust Bank plans to replace the Jinxed CEO, Naseem Devji, we can independently report.
CEO Naseem Devji has been skipping office and working remotely after her arrest by the Anti-Terrorism Police Unit a few weeks ago. Pressure from the Agakhan to state-house saw the charges downgraded from aiding terrorism to money-laundering.
The bank’s reputation has been at stake, risking international black-listing over links to terrorism and money-laundering hence push to replace the CEO.
Further reports indicate that the bank has realized the seriousness of the matter and wants Naseem Devji to carry her own cross as a former employee especially after DPP Noordin Haji publicly humiliated the bank by saying they had tried to influence the case and stop the prosecution the bank and its CEO. Haji said he wants justice and won’t accept any bribe.
The Director of Public Prosecutions Noordin Haji while appearing before the Departmental Committee on Justice and Legal Affairs confirmed that investigations are underway on Diamond Trust Bank (DTB) over suspicious transactions that could be linked to terrorism.
The DPP also said investigations indicate that Diamond Trust Bank was being used in aiding and abetting terrorism.
Mr. Haji pointed out the case of Diamond Trust Bank, Eastleigh Branch where he said the bank manager failed to do due diligence when one of their customers was withdrawing over Ksh.50 million in a week.
He claimed the bank is notorious in aiding crimes, further stating that the bank failed to provide CCTV footage of withdrawals.
Mr. Haji said security agencies had obtained reliable information showing that some of the money withdrawn from DTB, Eastleigh Branch was channelled to Somalia as well as Syria to fund terror activities including the January 15, 2019 terror attack at 14 Riverside Drive in Nairobi.
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