Ghana FA’s Kwesi Nyantakyi accused of corruption

Ghana FA’s Kwesi Nyantakyi accused of corruption
Kwesi Nyantakyi

by Phumzile Ngcatshe

Wednesday May 23, 2018. 17:00

News reports coming from Ghana suggest that Ghanaian Football Association’s Kwesi Nyantakyi has arrived in the country to face an investigation ordered by President Nana Akufo-Addo.

Nyantakyi’s arrival comes at the back of allegations that he has committed acts of fraud using the president's name.

Moreover, the GFA boss has not only used the president’s name, but names of other senior government officials to induce potential investors to part ways with money.

According to the BBC website, both the association and Nyantakyi had not responded to the allegations by Wednesday morning.

The Ghana police's Criminal Investigation Department (CID) has released a statement saying it will be carrying out a probe into alleged offences including corruption.

"Any person with relevant information may submit it to the police CID headquarters," said CID to the BBC.

It is reported that the video was recorded by an investigative journalist, Anas Aremeyaw Anas, and is due for broadcast on June 6.

"The president after consultations is fully satisfied that a prima facie basis has been established for criminal investigations to be launched into the conduct of the president of the football association," Akufo-Addo's deputy chief of staff Samuel Abu Jinapor said.

Meanwhile, Anas also reported on corrupt practices among the Ghanaian judiciary in 2015 that led to the suspension and dismissal of some judges.

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