Over 2,000 sign petition for Nyantakyi’s prosecution

Over 2,000 sign petition for Nyantakyi’s prosecution

More than Two Thousand people have already signed an online petition initiated by award-winning undercover journalist, Anas Aremeyaw Anas to gather si

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More than Two Thousand people have already signed an online petition initiated by award-winning undercover journalist, Anas Aremeyaw Anas to gather signatures for the prosecution of former Ghana Football Association (GFA) President, Kwesi Nyantakyi.

The former GFA President was caught in Tiger Eye PI’s Number 12 documentary in which he abused his office by engaging in fraudulent activities.

Mr. Nyantakyi who was captured in the secret recording, demanding bribes on behalf of the President Akufo-Addo and Vice President of the Republic of Ghana and some government officials, is yet to face prosecution despite the evidence against him.

He demanded USD12m as “appearance” fee totalling USD12m to be distributed to the President of the Republic of Ghana (USD5m); Vice President of the Republic of Ghana (USD3m); Minister for Roads & Highways (USD2m); Deputy Minister for Roads & Highways (USD1m) and for himself (USD1m).

Anas Aremeyaw Anas, is, therefore, calling for public support to put pressure on the Attorney General “to MOVE this case forward” and make Mr. Nyantakyi “face criminal prosecution over some of his misconduct, which borders on criminality”.

“If Nyantakyi is not prosecuted, our collective fight against corruption will be meaningless. It will also send a signal to many citizens that the law only deals with the poor, but the rich and powerful cannot be held responsible for their actions,” the investigative journalist stated in his petition.

Read the petition below and sign

Anas Aremeyaw Anas writes

For three (3) months in 2017, I (together with my team at Tiger Eye) investigated (and later produced an undercover journalism documentary) in which we found that Mr. Nyantakyi breached the criminal laws of Ghana – possible charges include money laundering, corruption, and fraud by false pretenses. These were uncovered as hard facts, captured on audio/visual recording, electronic mail correspondence, and a memorandum of understanding drafted by Mr. Nyantakyi in his handwriting, and subsequently type-printed and signed by him.

His abuse of office was in respect to the following:
1. A fraudulent scheme in which he set up a company that would divert commissions on sponsorship deals to the Ghana Football Association
2. In an elaborate plan to introduce my outfit to the Government of the Republic of Ghana. Mr. Nyantakyi demanded USD12m as “appearance” fee totalling USD12m to be distributed to the President of the Republic of Ghana (USD5m); Vice President of the Republic of Ghana (USD3m); Minister for Roads & Highways (USD2m); Deputy Minister for Roads & Highways (USD1m) and for himself (USD1m). These acts were in violation of his roles in FIFA, a citizen of Ghana and duties as President of the Ghana Football Association.

Based on the foregoing, we requested a full-scale investigation into the activities of Mr. Nyantakyi, especially his stewardship of the Ghana Football Association and Fountain Savings & Loans Limited.
FIFA investigated, then fined and banned him from all football-related activities. In Ghana, he was arrested, then granted bail. Police have completed investigations into likely criminal misconduct by Mr. Nyantakyi. They submitted their findings to the Attorney General last year. The Attorney General has not taken any action on the case till date.

Please help us ASK the Attorney General to MOVE this case forward. Mr. Nyantakyi should face criminal prosecution over some of his misconduct, which borders on criminality.

We are sending letters, making calls, sending social messages to all government entities that can help us MOVE this case to the next level. We are also reaching out to news media to help spread the word.

If Nyantakyi is not prosecuted, our collective fight against corruption will be meaningless. It will also send a signal to many citizens that the law only deals with the poor, but the rich and powerful cannot be held responsible for their actions.

Please sign this petition, take the actions requested and share with everyone you know to MOVE this case forward.

Thank You so much for your assistance in this URGENT matter.

Petition for Kwesi Nyantakyi

By: Kekeli Kuatsenu/awakenewsonline.com