BGFIBank Decries Massive Leak of Data Spotlighting Congo Unit

Nov. 24, 2021, 8:32 PM

BGFIBank Group questioned the authenticity of millions of leaked documents that showed more than $100 million of public funds were channeled through its unit in the Democratic Republic of Congo to the family and associates of the nation’s former president.

The Gabonese lender also threatened to prosecute anyone found to have leaked confidential data, according to a statement posted on its website Wednesday.

The Platform to Protect Whistleblowers in Africa, a Paris-based anti-corruption group, and the French news organization Mediapart obtained more than 3.5 million files covering nearly a decade of transactions at BGFI.

The documents were shared with five ...

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