The president of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has ordered for the arrest of the president of the Ghana Football Association, Kwasi Nyantakyi.
Kwasi Nyantakyi is said to have engaged in some fraudulent act using the name of the president. The directive follows an investigative piece by ace investigative journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas.
Deep throat sources at the presidency told Joy News the president and his team had watched excerpts of the video in which Mr Nyantakyi was seen negotiating for an amount of money using the name of the president.
A directive was subsequently issued to the CID to have Mr Kwasi Nyatakyi arrested.
The suspected GFA president is likely to answer charges of defrauding by false pretense when he returns tomorrow.
The content of the said Anas’s video is likely to confirm a strongly held impresion about corruption in football administration in the country, perception spokespersons in the Football Association have been quick to deny.
Mr Nyantakyi signed a $10million sponsorship deal for the premier league which has run for some three years without a sponsor just some few days ago.
it is very obscure what the new headline sponsors Zylofon Cash will do or say with the new twist of event at hand.
The Deputy Chief of Staff, Abu Jinapor who confirmed Joy News’ exclusive said the president takes serious view of the damning revelations contained in the Anas video.
Having been seized with the facts as contained in the video, Abu Jinapor said the president conferred with his lawyers and others who believed a prima facie case has been triggered for investigation.
According to him, Kwasi Nyantakyi attempted to use the name of the president and the vice president to stimulate potential investors to move away with huge sums of money.
“The president takes a serious view of this and believes it is a case of criminal conduct,” Jinapor said.
The Deputy Chief of Staff said investigations have since begun.
A quick Check at the GFA headquarters indicates that the offices have been reduced to a ‘ghost town.’
Joy News’ Ernest Manu reported seeing a number of cars drive out shortly after Joy News broke the news of the arrest warrant for the president of the GFA.
Reports say Mr Nyantakyi is currently in Morroco and will submit himself in to the police CID when he arrives tomorrow for lega proceedings to take effect.
Anas’s Video Expose’ on GFA president,Kwasi Nyantakyi
Below is what the GFA President, Kwasi Nyantakyi said in the Anas’s video:
“Ghana is the easiest place to do business. All you have to do is to give the President of Ghana $5m and the Vice President $3m. I have the President in my pocket. I see him every day. As for the refs, all you need is to give them GHC20 and girls and they are sorted”