Ghana's president orders arrest of Ghana Football Association chief for alleged fraud

Accra, Ghana (PANA) - Ghana's President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has directed the arrest of Ghana Football Association (GFA) president Kwesi Nyantakyi over alleged fraud, the local media reported on Tuesday.

The reports said the directive was made after the president and his advisers watched excerpts of a video produced by investigative journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas in which Mr Nyantaky, who is also first vice president of the Confederation of African Football (CAF), was caught on camera engaging in influence peddling in the name of the President and other key government officials.

The video is yet to be publicly screened.

The Deputy Chief of Staff, Abu Jinapor, told reporters that other officials found culpable will be prosecuted.

“The President of the Republic has had the benefit of viewing excerpts of the investigative piece and in this documentary, the president of the Ghana Football Association, Mr Kwesi Nyantakyi, is supposedly seen attempting to use the President’s name and that of the Vice President and other senior officials of government to induce supposed potential investors into our country to part with various sums of money," Mr Jinapor said.

Mr Jinapor added that President Akufo-Addo took the decision after full consultations revealed that a prima facie case could be established for criminal investigation to be launched into the conduct of Mr Nyantakyi.

He said the President has reported the matter to the legally sanctioned and mandated agencies to commence investigation into this matter.
-0- PANA MA/AR 22May2018

22 may 2018 19:47:54

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