- Anas Aremeyaw Anas has finally released receipts of Kwesi Nyantakyi's trip to Dubai
- The journalist is disputing Mr Nyantakyi's claims that he only received $40,000 as gift in his exposé
Ace undercover journalist, Anas Aremeyaw Anas, and his investigative team, Tiger Eye PI, have released receipts detailing payments made for embattled former Ghana Football Association (GFA) boss, Kwesi Nyantakyi’s trips to Dubai.
The receipts according to the investigative journalist covers Kwesi Nyantakyi’s airfare and hotel bills.
This comes on the back of GFA boss denial of claims that he was given $65, 000 as a bribe as captured by Anas in his undercover video.
Anas, in an article, suggested that Mr Nyantakyi accepted $65,000 in banknotes in October 2017 from a man claiming to be a member of the Qatari Royal Family.
However, a statement released by Mr Nyantakyi explained that he was only given $40,000 which was not a bribe, but a refund for his air travel and accommodation.
Mr Nyantakyi also added that Anas video that painted a different picture in the story was created to present a false impression.
"It is completely false that I received $65,000 from a person claiming to be a member of the Qatari Royal Family. It also completely false that at the time the money was handed to me I was informed “that the money was for shopping” In the context of above, it is therefore false that I was handed a “large gift,” Kwesi Nyantakyi insisted.
The former GFA boss, in his statement also added that, “I was handed the sum of $40,000 only in eight bundles of $50 banknotes but not $65,000 which both the Sheikh’s agent and I understood to be reimbursement for the travel costs incurred by me, at the Sheikh’s request. It is very easy to confirm how much was given to me from the videotapes. The money was exposed before I was tricked to put in the bag personally.”
Mr Nyantakyi, has currently lost his standing, and all positions in local and international football after Anas screened his latest exposé, which captured him [Nyantakyi] detailing how he was going to personally benefit from a supposed $15 million sponsorship money for Ghana’s league.
Kwesi Nyantakyi, also detailed to the supposed investor, how he [the investor] could be given several government contracts if he pays bribes to some key government officials such as Ghana’s President and the Vice President.
It is not unclear whether these receipts cover all the trips Mr Nyantakyi made to Dubai during the period of the investigation.
Although Kwesi Nyantakyi is serving a 90-day ban from FIFA, Anas wants him banned for life for the misconduct.
Anas, in a 10-page petition to the world football governing body, indicated that the audio-visual evidence gathered by himself and his Tiger Eye PI team showed that Mr Nyantakyi had breached a number of FIFA’s regulations and codes, warranting a lifetime ban from all football activities
Kwesi Nyantakyi has resigned from his position as president of the GFA, President of the West African Football Union (WAFU) Zone B, FIFA Council, Vice President of CAF, and FIFA Associations Committee Member.
He is still being investigated by the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) of the Ghana Police Service following a complaint filed by President Akufo-Addo after watching excerpts of Anas’ video.
Mr Nyantakyi was captured in the video using the president’s name to persuade foreign investors to part with $12 million in order to facilitate the approval of government contracts for them.
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