Victims of the RHA Consultancy, a money laundering scheme illegally operated bya local Robert Henry Alufurai have questioned the investigation process.
And they have queried the Central Bank of Solomon Islands (CBSI) and the Royal Solomon Islands Police Force (RSIPF) how far they have gone with the investigation in to the scam business.
Mr Alufurai started the money laundering scheme some years back, robbing off many locals of their little banks savings.
Documents this paper cited revealed, he illegally forged stamps, logo and signature of Central Bank Governor Denton Rarawa, Susan Moorhead of the World Bank, the United States President Barack Obama, the US International Bureau of INTERPOL, Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and many more foreign Banks to lure people to his money laundering scheme.
CBSI warned the public not to fall prey to his scheme in 2013.
“The Bank is taking this matter very seriously and the public is advised to report to the Police, any relevant information they may have about these documents and those involved.”
Makira victims Mrs Evelyn Kahia lodged her formal complaint to the Central Bank, and the Criminal Investigation and Fraud Unit within the RSIPF.
She said, the whole issue has been ignored and brushed under the carpet by trusted responsible authorities, the Police.
“I have lodged my complaints to the CBSI and RSIPF but, almost two years has gone with no idea if Mr Alufurai was arrested or not”.
“This matter does not need to take years to investigate into it. First and foremost, Alufurai whom I have a close contact with, even talking in person with forged the CBSI Governor’s signature and stamp”.
“Secondly he robbed us of our little saving”.
“I have lost more than $20,000 dollars for his scam when he was dealing with his agent Eddie Faga of Makira.”
She goes on and questioned the credibility of police in handling the matter.
“Police, are you really seriously doing your work? If so then how far have you gone; it’s more than two years now?”
Another victim Mr KemuelGapu said, “I have deposited him money several times. The money I have lost is more than $100,000 dollars.”
This paper cited receipts and bank statements his client in Makira deposited to him from BSP Kirakira.
In a letter Mr Alufurai wrote to Mr Gapu after he deposited the amount of $60,000 goes.
“I write to thank you and acknowledge a receipt of $60,000 in my account at the BSP Kirakira”.
Mr Gapu also questioned if the police were doing their work or not.
“I wonder if the police were doing their work in investigating the matter or not”.
Kennedy Isou of the CBSI Money laundering department said, he was not aware of the matter as he was new in the office.
“I am not in a better position to comment on that as I’m new in this office. Check with the Police CID”.
Director of National Criminal Investigation Unit NCID John Rove could not be reached in his office but reliable NCID insider when interviewed outside the NCID office, urged the victims to lodge formal complaint to the Police Commissioner.
“May be the file was in there, but those querying the matter should make an official letter to the Commissioner of Police so that he can request our office to check out who specifically was the case reported to and how far was his investigation into it.
“I cannot make any further comment on that.”
In a RHA consultancy minute of a meeting held at the Rock Haven Motel organized by Mr Alufurai, this paper cited that the members attended were, Stephen Sipolo, JacinethMaesiu, Golden Kaea, William JenielFa’arodo, Josses Raramo Roland, and Clement Otainao.
He assured them that as soon as a fund from the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) US$36 million that will be withdrewn from the CBSI, all members will have a $5million share.
By CHARLEY PIRINGI