A Pakistani ice cream seller said he was “the worst man in the world” and discovered he had a billion-dollar bank account after the money had already been withdrawn.
The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) on Sunday (September 30th) froze the bank account of Abdul Qadir, from Karachi, after finding 2.25 billion rupees ($ 27 million) in the account.
The agency tracked the bank account opened in a private bank as part of a continuing investigation into fraudulent money-laundering accounts allegedly involving former Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari.
In a television interview, the 52-year-old said: “I am the worst man in the world. When I learned of this huge sum, he was robbed of me.”
The FBI was first notified of Abdelkader's account, when the Pakistani government informed the agency of suspicious transactions, with billions of banknotes withdrawn between 2014 and 2015.
Abdul Qadir was summoned for questioning by the agency, where he denied knowing the huge amount of money he had in the account.
While the number used to open the bank account was identical to his identity card number, Abdelkader confirmed that “the bank account was never opened.” He added that the English signature that was set up to open the account was further proof that he was innocent. I can sign in in English. “
When he was invited to a second interview, on September 19, after an interview two days earlier, the Guardian reported that Abdelkader brought the officer to his modest home in Urangi to ask him how he could spend such a “miserable life if I had billions in my bank account “He said.
Abdelkader succeeded in persuading the agency not to involve him in the matter. The joint investigation team authorized the Supreme Court to remove up to 77 suspicious accounts, and it is not clear whether the ice cream account will be included in the figure.