Kwesi Nyantakyi, 1 Other Person Charged With fraud Over Number 12 Exposé

Kwesi Nyantakyi charged with fraud
Kwesi Nyantakyi

Former president of the Ghana Football Association (GFA), Kwesi Nyantakyi has been charged with three counts including fraud by the Accra High Court.

Standing trial with Mr Nyantaktyi is a former member of the Association’s Executive Committee, Abdulai Alhassan who has also been charged with conspiracy to commit fraud and fraud.

According to the Principal State Attorney, Victoria Asiedua, the two individuals executed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on behalf of a non-existent company claiming to be attracting sponsorship for the Ghana Premier League.

She revealed that they are further alleged to have demanded $12 million from the supposed investors promising to land them major contracts in Ghana.

The prosecution continued that money Mr Nyantakyi said will be distributed as follows; $5 million for the President, $3 million for the Vice President, $2 million for the Roads and Highway’s Minister, $1 million for his Deputy with the rest reserved for Mr Nyantakyi and Mr Alhassan.

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Mr Nyantakyi was admitted to bail in the sum of ¢1 million with three sureties, one to be justified. Same conditions are to apply to Mr Alhassan.

The pair are also required to report at the police CID every Friday.

The case has been adjourned to March 25, 2020.

Background

In June 2018, Africa’s revered investigative journalist, Anas Aremeyaw Anas released a damning exposé on Ghana football dubbed Number 12.

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The former football administrator was busted in the documentary using the name of the President to peddle influence.

The video also showed various football officials caught on camera taking various sums of monies to influence Ghana Premier League games in favour of teams.

FIFA has since handed punishments ranging from five years ban to a life ban from all football-related activities.

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