President of the Ghana Football Association, Kwesi Nyantakyi , yesterday, turned himself in to the Criminal Investigations Department, to assist the department in investigating allegations of corruption leveled against him by President Akufo-Addo.
The GFA President, who was in Morocco on a CAF Assignment, had to cut short his trip when the order to interrogate him from the Presidency was made.
Mr Nyantakyi, in the yet to be aired documentary by Ace Investigative journalist, Anas Aremeyaw Anas, is alleged to have used the name of the President, the Vice President and other senior officers of the government to take some money and lure supposed foreign investors into establishing businesses in Ghana.
Deputy Chief of Staff, Abu Jinapor, on Tuesday, told the media that President after broad evaluation and consultation with regards to the contents of the video, was fully satisfied that a prima facie case be established for criminal investigations to be launched into the conduct of the GFA boss.
In the video, Mr Nyantakyi is seen telling a fake Sheikh that with $12 million, he could bribe the President with $5million, the Vice with $3million, a minister with $2million and a deputy minister with $1 million.
Mr Jinapor told journalists that investigations have been launched into the matter.
“I can confirm that the Criminal Investigations Department of the Ghana Police Service has since launched investigations into this matter. And if I may be specific in aspects of the crime of defrauding by false pretenses, the investigation is ongoing,” Mr Jinapor stated.
He continued, “We will entreat our countrymen and women to be calm and allow the legally mandated security services to conduct and conclude those investigations,” Mr Jinapor stated, adding that the President will ensure that anyone found complicit in the video face the full rigors of the law.
The Police in a statement signed by Sheilla Kessie Abayie-Buckman , Director of Public Affairs, confirmed that the CID was investigating Mr Nyantakyi for alleged offences including corruption.
“This follows a complaint received from His Excellency the President of the Republic of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo that Mr Nyantakyi has used the President’s name and office fraudulently,” the statement read.
The Police assured the Ghanaians that due processes would be followed in the investigations and that any person with relevant information may submit it to the Police CID headquarters.
Source: The Statesman