- A former Attorney-General, Mrs. Marietta Brew Oppong, said Anas’ exposé alone is not enough for persecution
- She said a full investigation must be carried out before any persecution could be made
- The exposé themed: “Number 12” has led to the resignation of Kwesi Nyantakyi as GFA President
A former Attorney-General and Minister of Justice, Mrs Marietta Brew Appiah-Opong, has said Anas’ latest investigative piece alone is not enough for persecution.
According to her, though the culprits in the video committed certain offenses, the video is not enough grounds to persecute them.
The former Attorny-General’s views are contained in a report by Graphiconline sighted by YEN.com.gh.
She therefore, suggested that a full and thorough investigation be carried out on the video before any one could be taken to court.
Mrs Appiah-Opong was quoted as saying “The film also shows something has happened. The police need to move in to gather raw material, take statements from the people involved and decide whether or not to investigate further.”
“We have seen money changing hands ostensibly to fix matches but the investigators need to watch the full film and not what we saw in order to build solid dockets to make cases against these people.”
“There is obviously incidents of corruption, match fixing, buying of yellow, red cards and penalties and for that reason, the investigative body need to lay hands on the film, gather evidence and build docket for the case.”
“It is very important to investigate the video thoroughly because it is not sufficient to use only the film to prosecute,” Mrs Appiah-Opong stressed.
Kwesi Nyantakyi came under a barrage of criticisms after the premier of Anas’ “Number 12” on June 6, 2018.
He was caught in the video engaging in corrupt deals with supposed investors.
He has also been charged with fraud by the CID, and investigations are still ongoing.
The video and intense pressure from the public has led to the resignation of Kwesi Nyantakyi and other officials of the GFA.
Nyantakyi has also apologized to President Akufo-Addo, and Ghanaians at large for his "unacceptable" behaviour as contained in the exposé.
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