Ghana’s President Orders Kwesi Nyantakyi’s Arrest
President of the Republic of Ghana, Nana Akufo-Addo has ordered the arrest of Ghana Football Association President, Kwesi Nyantakyi for fraud, Deputy Chief of Staff has confirmed.
The request for Nyantakyi’s arrest was issued to the Criminal Investigations Department after President Akufo-Addo ‘had the benefit of’ investigative journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas’ yet-to-be-released exposé on corruption in Ghana football and politics.
In the said video excerpts, the FA boss is alleged to have used the name of the President and his vice in negotiations between him and some investors who were interested in establishing businesses in the country. He is alleged to have told his supposed business partners that he has the President and some of his key appointees “in his pocket” and that if they wanted to do business in Ghana, all they needed to do was to “give the President $5 million and his vice $3 million”.
Mr Nyantakyi who is said to be a friend of the President and highly connected within the ruling party is currently out of the country attending to CAF duties in Morocco and may likely answer charges of defrauding by false pretense upon his return.
Celebrated investigative journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas would on June 6 air his new corruption documentary titled number 12 which promises to expose corruption in Ghana football and politics. News of the documentary has created an uneasy calm within the football fraternity and some football people are alleged to have already left the shores of Ghana for fear of disgrace.
We will bring you updates on this developing story!