By Papisdaff Abdullah.
The embattled President of the Ghana Football Association (GFA) Kwasi Nyantakyi has been released on bail by the Criminal Investigative Department (CID) of the Ghana Police Service. It comes after the CID escorted him to his residence to search his premises.
“Kwesi Nyantakyi was not arrested as it is being speculated He was escorted to the CID headquarters once he arrived in Ghana. I have been at the CID headquarters since 12noon. He has just been released on bail,” a source close to him told journalists after his release.
Mr. Nyantakyi handed himself to the CID when he arrived from Morocco to answer questions for allegedly using President Akufo-Addo’s name fraudulently.
In a yet-to-be released video, Nyantakyi allegedly demanded whopping sums of money from the potential investors to facilitate their meeting with the president, the vice and other senior government officials.
The video will be released on June 6, 2018.President Akufo-Addo on Tuesday directed the CID to take up the matter on prima facie basis that his actions are criminal.
Mr. Nyantakyi was out of the country on an official duty but arrived Wednesday morning in a bid to clear his name with the CID officials.
The Ghana Police Service earlier confirmed it is investigating Kwesi Nyantakyi over allegations of fraud.
Confirming the investigation, the police in a statement said: “The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of the Ghana Police Service is investigating Mr. Kwesi Nyantakyi, President of the Ghana Football Association for alleged offences including corruption.
“This follows a complaint received from His Excellency the President of the Republic of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo that Mr. Nyantakyi has used the President’s name and office fraudulently.”
“Police information shows that the suspect is presently outside of the jurisdiction and is expected to return on Wednesday 23rd May, 2018 whereupon he would be required to assist with the ongoing investigation,” a statement signed by director of public affairs Sheila Abayie-Buckman said.
It added: “Further, Police assures the public that due processes would be followed in the investigation. Any person with relevant information may submit it to the Police CID headquarters.”