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Kwesi Nyantakyi in court; charged with conspiracy to commit crime, fraud

The Accra High Court has granted bail to Mr Kwesi Nyantakyi, a former President of the Ghana Football Association (GFA) and former chairman of the Northern Region Football Association (RFA), Mr Abubakar Alhassan.

The two were in court Wednesday morning (March 4, 2020) on a charge of conspiracy to commit crime, fraud and corruption by public officers.

They were granted a GH¢1 million bail each with three sureties to be justified, reports Graphic Online’s Gertrude Ankah Nyavi and Justice Agbenorsi who were in court.

The court presided over by Ms Comfort Tsiame also ordered them to report to the police every Friday until otherwise directed by the court as part of the bail conditions.

The two, have pleaded not guilty to conspiracy to commit crime, fraud and corruption by public officers.

An investigative sting operation by Anas Aremeyaw Anas captured Nyantakyi on video entering into sponsorship deals with some investors who ended up being undercover agents for Anas.

Nyantakyi’s conduct contravened FIFA’s ethics and so he subsequently resigned as the GFA president.

The documentary dubbed “Number 12” was produced by Anas in collaboration with the BBC.

It actually exposed Mr Nyantakyi compromising his position by accepting money and the highlights of mass corruption in football in Africa.

FIFA’s adjudicatory chamber of the independent Ethics Committee later banned him for life from all football-related activities.

He used the name of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to peddle influence in the documentary and so the state pencilled him for prosecution.

The prosecution stalled because of the murder of Ahmed Hussein Suale, one of the journalists who worked on the documentary together with Anas Aremeyaw Anas and implicated Mr Nyantakyi.


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