Fallout from Anas undercover investigations: President orders arrest of Kwesi Nyantakyi …for defrauding by false pretence

Mr Kwesi Nyantakyi,GFA President

Mr Kwesi Nyantakyi,GFA President

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has ordered the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) of the Ghana Police Service to launch investigations into allegations of fraud against the President of the Ghana Football Association, Mr Kwesi Nyantakyi.

 

Mr Nyantakyi, who has been President of the country’s football governing body for the past 13 years, has been accused of defrauding by false pretence and is expected to be invited by the CID for further investigations.

 

Briefing the media at the Jubilee House in Accra on the matter yesterday, the Deputy Chief of Staff, Samuel Abu Jinapor, said the President ordered the CID to commence the investigations after watching an investigative video by the ace investigative journalist, Anas Aremeyaw Anas.

 

According to him, Mr Nyantakyi, in the video, attempted to use the President, the Vice President and other senior government officials to induce some supposed investors into the country and part with the amounts involved.

 

He said President Akufo-Addo, after some consultations, was convinced that a prima facie case had been established for criminal investigations to commence against the GFA boss and, subsequently, ordered the CID to look into the matter.

 

He said other officials of the GFA indicted in the video would also be invited by the CID for investigations.

 

The Deputy Chief of Staff said the police had begun investigations into the matter and did not rule out the possibility of Mr Nyantakyi’s arrest by the police.

 

He expressed the President’s determination to fight crime and punish all perpetrators involved, irrespective of their political affiliations or social status and entreated the public to remain calm while the police investigated the matter.

 

Mr Nyantakyi has, in the past decade, been linked with several allegations of corruption, with the 2014 World Cup corruption allegation as one of the high profile cases.

 

However, this is the first time the police is going to launch a full scale investigations into his conduct.

By Yaw Kyei

 

 

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