CID completes investigation on Kwesi Nyantakyi, A-G to receive docket

Kwesi Nyantakyi

Kwesi Nyantakyi

A Deputy Minister of Information, Pius Hadzide,  has said that  the Criminal Investigations Department (CID), has completed its investigations into alleged crimes committed by former President of the Ghana Football Association (GFA), Kwesi Nyantakyi, and will soon present a docket to the Attorney General for advice and possible prosecution.

“…They make the case that the police have abandoned the investigation. They have been caught flat footed. Now the police have announced that they have finished the investigations and that a docket by the end of week will be presented to the Attorney General for advice,” he said on the Breakfast Daily on Citi TV.

Nyatakyi is currently serving a lifetime ban from all football -related activities, a punishment given to him by world football governing body, FIFA.

FIFA also imposed on Nyantakyi a fine of 500,000 Swiss Francs (Ghc2.4 million), after investigative journalist, Anas Aremeyaw Anas, released a video which captured the former GFA president indulging in some supposed dubious transactions.

Mr. Nyantakyi himself has described the punishment as “harsh and unfair”, and has served notice he will be seeking a review.

IFA’s Ethics Committee found Nyantakyi guilty of bribery and corruption and conflict of interest.

Some Ghanaians after FIFA’s verdict, took on the Ghana Police Service for delaying the investigation and prosecution of Nyantakyi.

But speaking in a separate interview with Citi News, Deputy Attorney General, Joseph Kpemka, said his outfit has been informed by the CID that the docket is now ready for review and action.

Joseph Kpemka indicated that with the docket ready, government has the basis to take any legal action against Mr Nyantakyi based on the outcome of their review of the docket.

 

“I can confirm on authority that the CID is saying that they are now ready with their docket, and they will be forwarding it to us sometime today or tomorrow, to enable us go ahead and look at it. And possibly, if we come to the conclusion that an offense has been committed by reviewing it legally, then the public will actually know what is going on…the right things will be done.”

“The appropriate thing will be done, and Ghanaians will be briefed. When we receive the docket, we will review it with a legal eye and we are not reviewing to satisfy public anger, but we are reviewing it to satisfy our constitutional mandate,” he added. Citinewsroom.com

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