Nyantakyi to sue Anas over #Number12 exposé

Former president of the Ghana Football Association (GFA), Kwesi Nyantakyi, is contemplating legal action against investigative journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas over the #Number12 exposé in which he was captured allegedly compromising his position. The investigative documentary exposed deep-seated corruption among football officials, referees, administrators in the country and has triggered process for the dissolution of the GFA. Nyantakyi was captured in the investigative piece using the name of Ghana’s President, the Vice President and other government officials to induce potential investors to part way with some sums of money. He was consequently arrested on May 22, cautioned and released on bail pending investigations into a possible case of defrauding by false pretenses following a complaint to the Police CID by President Nana Akufo-Addo. Though the embattled former GFA president on Monday issued a statement to deny allegations of influence peddling, corruption and breaches of local and international football regulations against him, his Public Relations officer, Dr. Martun Luther Obeng said they will sue Anas. Speaking to Winston Amoah on 3FM’s morning show Sunrise, he said Anas and his Tiger Eye PI team blackmailed Nyantakyi who has since Monday been seeking to absolve himself of any wrongdoing. “You will see the summons very soon; he will never let this thing go scot-free,” Dr. Obeng stated when Winston ask him about what Nyantakyi intends to do for the supposed blackmailing. READ: Anas not ‘a true investigative journalist’, I’ll fight him legally – Kwesi Nyantakyi He however did not say the nature of legal action they intend to commence against Anas. Martin Luther Obeng claimed Anas imported voices purported to be that of Kwesi Nyantakyi which sought to blackmail and spread falsehood about the former GFA boss in his number 12 exposé “Mr. Nyantakyi is a good citizen of this Republic. He is never against any fight against corruption and he is personally against corruption…He will not fight anybody trying to unearth corrupt practices in state institutions or private institutions,” Dr. Obeng indicated. He however said Nyantakyi “is strongly against when people try to scheme things, put thoughts together and blackmail people and put out stories that are untrue about people with an ulterior motive.” Former GFA President, Kwesi Nyantakyi has been implicated in an investigative exposé  by Anas Aremeyaw which captured the Nyantakyi allegedly receiving bribe from an investor. Following the release of the investigative piece, Nyantakyi resigned as president of the GFA and was also subjected to a 90-day ban from world football governing body, FIFA.

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By Irene Amesimeku| 3news.com| Ghana]]>