By EDDIE OSIFELO
CONSULTANT and owner of AIPF SI Ltd, Dr Deogratias Harorimana, has questioned the genuineness of people who attended a meeting with the Central Bank of Solomon Islands (CBSI) and its Solomon Islands Financial Intelligence Unit (SIFIU) on Wednesday.
Deo claimed those who attended the meeting were Charles Ashley; George Kosui, Joyce Konofilia and Leslie Talomae Mani, representing Solomon Security.
He claimed SSS lost in a High Court case for failing to pay $2.5million owed to AIPF since 2018).
Former Permanent Secretary of Ministry of Commerce, Industry, Labour and Immigration, George Kosui said CBSI and SIFIU requested them to compile and submit a report of the facts relating to money laundering and violation of banking regulation allegedly employed by Deo and other authorities.
Kosui said this is to allow CBSI and SIFIU to investigate all the allegations levelled against Deo’s controversial AIPF SI Ltd before taking the next step.
However, Deo said their reaction to this is the fact that the regulator is asking facts from the so called “victims” who all owe money or breached commercial contractual terms, which calls into question the motives of all the claims levelled against AIPF SI.
He said their trap has now back fired.
Furthermore, Deo said what is also apparent is that most people who attended these meetings have no business history or relationships with AIPF.