Anas, AG face off over Kwesi Nyantakyi


The prosecution or otherwise of the former boss of the Ghana Football Association (GFA) and other persons caught in the Number 12 documentary, has drawn a sharp disagreement between the Attorney-General (A-G) and ace investigative journalist, Mr Anas Aremeyaw Anas.

Anas is of the view that there has been an undue delay since Mr Kwesi Nyantakyi, 77 Ghanaian referees, six officials from the Ghana Sports Authority and 14 officials of the GFA were caught on video receiving various amounts of money to allegedly influence the game of football.

The video was premiered on June 6, 2018.

FIFA has since fined Nyantakyi GH¢2.4 million and banned him for life, but he is yet to be prosecuted.

Anas expressed concern about the seeming delay in the prosecution of the case but the A-G and Minister of Justice, Ms Gloria Afua Akuffo, has rather accused Anas of delaying in furnishing her office with the documents needed for effective prosecution of the case.

In an interview with the BBC, she said her outfit had indicated what would be needed to prosecute the case, but Anas and his team were yet to supply them.

Categorically denying claims of delays from her end, Ms Akuffo said her outfit was committed to prosecuting the case so long as it was furnished with the necessary documents.

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