The deputy Chief of Staff, Abu Jinapor, has disclosed that the President of the Ghana Football Association (GFA), Kwesi Nyantakyi, was caught on camera engaging in influence peddling in the name of President Akufo-Addo.
According to Abu Jinapor, Kwasi Nyantakyi did not only use the President's name in defrauding football investors but also other key government officials.
The deputy Chief of Staff made this known at an emergency press conference at the Jubilee House after President Akufo-Addo's arrest order on the GFA boss.
Mr. Jinapor’s revelation comes on the back of Nana Addo's order for the immediate arrest of the President of Ghana Football Association, Kwesi Nyantakyi for defrauding by false pretense.
According to Citi FM’s sources at the presidency, President Akufo-Addo issued the order after a security briefing on Anas Aremeyaw Anas’ latest investigative exposé on Ghana’s football body.
The undercover investigation film is yet to be screened, but Mr Nyantakyi who has been the president of the Ghana Football Association for 13 years may have been caught on camera in a compromised position.
Mr Jinapor in further interaction with journalists revealed that other officials of the GFA found culpable in the investigations piece will be prosecuted.
“The President of the Republic has had the benefit of viewing aspects of the investigative piece and in this documentary, the President of the Ghana Football Association, Mr 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," he said.
Abu Jinapor in further comments added that the President decided after full consultations revealed that a prima facie case could be established for criminal investigations to be launched into the conduct of the GFA boss.
He noted that “other accomplices that may exist and therefore the President has reported this matter to the security agencies to commence investigations into this matter. We will entreat Ghanaians to be calm and allow the legally mandated agencies to complete investigations. Anyone found culpable in this investigation will be made to face the full rigours of the law.”
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