Jamal El-Alie alias Jamal Bongo is the man behind the company that turns out to be the highest bidder for the 709.41 carats uncut gem diamond, which was put out for sale through international tender yesterday.
Jamal Bongo is a wanted man in Zimbabwe, for allegedly duping the wife of Zimbabwe’s President, Robert Mugabe.
He is also wanted in Sierra Leone for allegedly duping GTBank (SL) Ltd. the sum of US$650,000 in fake SWIFT transfer, almost four years ago during the tenure of Ayoku Liadi who left as Managing Director of the bank in 2013.
He is also alleged to have duped some diamond businessmen in Sierra Leone.
Jamal Bongo currently resides in Belguim, according to sources in Freetown.