On Tuesday 22nd May 2018, the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) was directed by President Akufo-Addo to probe into alleged fraudulent practices of the President of the Ghana Football Association, Mr Kwesi Nyantakyi captured in the yet-to-be released documentary by Anas Aremeyaw Anas.
“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 see him (President) every day. As for the refs, all you need is to give them GH¢20 and girls and they are sorted,” Nyantakyi is alleged to have said in the video.
The FA President who was in Morocco on official duties by then, arrived on Wednesday, May 23, 2018 and was escorted straight to the CID Headquarters by personnel who had been stationed at the Kotoka International Airport.
Speaking to the media on Thursday before making an appearance at the office of the Deputy Director General of the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) to report himself as part of his bail terms, Nyantakyi said he would have loved to be in the news while carrying a trophy; adding “that would have been better”.
He described issues that have cropped up in the media concerning him as ‘bad publicity’.
Contributing to a panel discussion on Joy FM’s Newsfile programme, mentor of Anas Aremeyaw Anas and Editor-In-Chief of the New Crusading Guide newspaper, Abdul Malik Kweku Baako Jnr who considered himself a fan of the GFA boss, said he is hurt by what is happening to Mr Nyantakyi but added that his (Nyantakyi’s) ‘integrity’ is ‘almost irredeemable’.
The seasoned journalist also debunked claims that the embattled GFA President stated in the yet to be released investigative video on the rot in Ghana football that President Akufo-Addo was in his pocket.
“There is no such thing as the president is in my pocket,” he said.
The focus of the Anas’ latest exposé titled “NUMBER 12” was to capture the alleged rot in Ghana Football, and the investigation centred on football administrators, referees, and footballers
Details of the documentary’s release have emerged on fliers and billboards, indicating it will be premiered in Accra on June 6, 2018, at the Accra International Conference Centre.
There will also be screenings in Kumasi, Tamale and Takoradi between June 9 and June 16.