BNI to investigate fake Mahama cheques - UMB boss

BNI to investigate fake Mahama cheques - UMB boss

- John Awuah, the Managing Director of UMB Bank, has revealed that Former President John Mahama does not have an account with the bank

- According to him, the cause of fake cheques issued in Mahama's name has been reported to the BNI

- Mahama took to Twitter to deny he has a bank account with the bank

The Managing Director of UMB Bank, John Awuah, has confirmed that the cheques purported to be written in Former President John Mahama’s name are fake.

According to a report by, he stated that Mahama does not have an account with UMB and can therefore not own the cheques.

“The branch code 007 is our Bibiani branch whereas name on cheques reads Oxford Street branch,” he added.

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He further revealed that the Bureau of National Investigations (BNI) has received an official complaint regarding the matter, and will soon begin investigations.

Rumours of two cheques given to two aspirants in the National Democratic Congress (NDC)’s recent congress caught the attention of Ghanaians.

The cheques were allegedly given by Mahama to then aspiring organizer, Joshua Akamba and then communication officer, Samuel Gyamfi.

Akamba reportedly received GHC250,000 and Gyamfi allegedly took GHC150,000 from Mahama.

Both candidates however won their respective positions as National Organizer and National Communcations Officer respectively.

Mahama latter posted a message on Twitter, a social media platform, to the effect that the cheques were fake.

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