The Anti-Corruption agencies have denied the alleged recovery of huge Red Cross boxes containing millions of dollars in this trending video.
In this mysterious short piece of mobile phone footage, it looks rather like the Red Cross should be rather red faced right now. It looks to anyone else like the charity is actually not quite so charitable when it comes to money laundering. Here at Healing Oracle we have personal experiences of the nature of the way the Red Cross conduct their business.
The video which is set to go viral shows huge boxes containing large amounts of cash in United States (US) dollars with the logos and emblems of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) on all of them. In response to the video, officials of the Independent Corrupt Practices Commission (ICPC) and the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission EFCC told PRNigeria in confidence that they are not aware of the recovery, or the existence of the Red Cross boxes containing US dollars anywhere in Nigeria. Meanwhile, the ICRC has also issued a disclaimer condemning the video showing cash in trunks.
It claims the logos on the boxes are fake and they have nothing to do with the humanitarian agency.
The ICRC denied any wrong doing, releasing an official statement that said:
“A video recorded in 2011 showing the illegitimate use of the ICRC emblem on storage trunks holding cash has popped up on social media periodically over the last two years, including in early 2018. We want the following to be understood clearly: The ICRC has nothing whatsoever to do with the storage or transport of cash alleged by this video and we strongly condemn the misuse of our name and logo in this manner…”
The Red Cross are a big charity organisation just like many others, with their own profit margins. Maybe just think next time you see one of their charity boxes, as to where that money really ends up.