Ex GFA President, Kwesi Nyantakyi, charged with fraud, corruption

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Former president of the Ghana Football Association (GFA), Kwesi Nyantakyi has been formally charged by the state following Anas Aremeyas Anas’ exposé on corruption in Ghana football.

Nyantakyi, together with the former Northern Regional Chairman of the GFA, Abdulai Alhassan have been slapped with charges of fraud and corruption.

On the charge of fraud, the state said: “Kwesi Nyantakyi and Abdulai Alhassan in 2017 in Accra in the Greater Accra Region of Republic of Ghana and Dubai in the United Arab Emirates as agents of the Ghana Football Association (GFA) agreed to act together with a common purpose to dishonestly obtain the sum of $65,000 as inducement for showing favour to a potential sponsor of the GFA.”

An investigative piece by Anas Aremeyaw Anas and his Tiger Eye P.I. team exposed the dealings of the former Ghana Football Association Boss.

Excerpts of the documentary unveiled Mr. Nyantakyi claiming to have deep-rooted influence including President Akufo Addo. The duo are alleged to have demanded $12 million from the supposed investors in exchange for mouth-watering contracts in Ghana.

The monies were to be allegedly distributed as $5 million for the President; $3 million for the Vice President; $2 million for the Roads and Highways Minister; $1 million dollars for his Deputy with the rest reserved for Mr Nyantakyi and Mr Alhassan.

The two accused persons have pleaded not guilty to the charges and have since been granted a GH¢1 million bail

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