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Akufo-Addo calls for arrest of GFA boss

May 23, 2018

By Papisdaff Abdullah.

Kwesi and Akufo Addo

Kwesi and Akufo Addo

President of the Republic of Ghana, Nana Addo Danquah Akufo-Addo is demanding the arrest of the president of the Ghana Football Association (GFA) Kwesi Nyantakyi by the police for allegedly using his name to defraud others. The confirmation by the director of communications at the presidency Eugene Arhin follows the alleged surfacing of Nyantakyi’s name in a yet-to-be premiered investigative video under the auspices of Tiger Eye PI being managed by investigative journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas.

The FA boss is seen in the Anas video trying to use the President’s name to allegedly defraud some people of some millions of dollars, sources have disclosed to Starrfmonline.com.

Abu Jinapor, a deputy chief of staff, told journalist the Criminal Investigations Department of the Police Service has been tasked to investigate the allegation.

“Excerpts of the documentary has been brought to the attention of the president and clearly in that footage you can see that there is a prima facie case of crime of false pretenses and the president after watching has done wide consultation and he is satisfied that per what is brought to his attention it is appropriate for the lawful security agencies that is the Ghana Police CID to commence investigation into this matter.

“Mr. Nyantakyi allegedly is seen to be seeking to induce unsuspecting potential investors trying to part money to give them attention and the president and the vice president’s name are being used to part with the money. And this is a clear prima facie case and the president takes a serious view about this case.

“If anyone is found culpable he will face the full rigors of the law,” Mr. Jinapor stressed.

The explosive investigative piece, according to the award-winning journalist, will cause a stir in the football fraternity and can cost several appointees their jobs.

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