President Akufo-Addo wants the police to arrest the president of the Ghana Football Association (GFA) Kwesi Nyantakyi for allegedly using his name to defraud others, the director of communications at the presidency Eugene Arhin has confirmed to Starrfmonline.com.
Nyantakyi’s name allegedly popped up 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.
Giving an official position at a news conference Tuesday,bSamuel Abu Jinapor, a deputy Chief of Staff at Ghana’s Presidency said:
“The President of the Ghana Football Association, Kwesi Nyantakyi is supposedly seen attempting to use the President’s name and that of the Vice-President and other senior officials of government to induce supposed potential investors into our country to part with various sums of monies.
“The President, as a responsible citizen and indeed and in fact more particularly, as the chief and custodian of all our laws and enforcer of our laws, has had to consult and evaluate the content of this investigative piece.
“The President, after these consultations, is fully satisfied that a prima facie basis has been established for criminal investigations to be launched into the conduct of the President of the Ghana Football Association, Mr. Kwesi Nyantakyi and any other accomplices that may exist.
“And therefore, the president has reported this matter to the legally sanctioned and mandated agencies of state, the Criminal Investigations Department of the Ghana Police Service to commence investigations into this matter.
“The investigations is ongoing. We want to assure the Ghanaian people that the president is determined to fight crime, corruption, influence peddling, bribery and instill disciplined integrity.
“We will entreat Ghanaians to be calm and allow the legally mandated security agencies to complete investigations. Anyone found culpable in this investigation will be made to face the full rigours of the law,” Jinapor noted.
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.