- A close associate of embattled former GFA boss has revealed that he considered taking his life
- The source is reported to have indicated that Mr. Nyantakyi begged many people to help him ‘kill’ the story before it was premiered
A report has indicated that former boss of the Ghana Football Association, Mr. Kwesi Nyantakyi contemplated on taking his own life after Anas Aremeyaw Anas’ investigative piece, ‘Number 12’ was premiered.
According to a reported sighted by YEN.com.gh on Mynewsgh.com, the ex-FA boss, according to a close source, considered taking his life when all options to get Anas to stop the premiering of ‘Number 12’ failed.
The report had it that even after an alleged $100,000 was gathered and given to a high-profile Ghanaian personality to give to Anas to get him to ‘kill’ his investigative piece, it did not yield any results.
The source is reported to have indicated that Nyantakyi begged some top-ranking people in the country to ‘convince’ Anas to drop his investigation.
When all moves failed, Mr. Nyantakyi is alleged to have considered taking his life because he indicated that he had nothing to live for apart from his children.
The former head of the FA, according to the report is noted to have indicated that, “The sources said he once commented ‘’I am finished, what have I got to live for? But for my children I would have ended it all."
Mr. Kwesi Nyantakyi was reportedly implicated in the investigative piece put together by award-winning journalist, Anas Aremeyaw Anas.
As a result, he has received a 90-day ban from FIFA and has also resigned as the head of the Ghana Football Association.
Some rippling effects of Anas’ exposé include the dissolution of the Ghana Football Association and reports that the national women’s U-17 team had stopped training.
Speaking in an exclusive interview on Accra-based TV3, Anas revealed that the only thing he could do was to apologize for the many implications his piece might bring or has already brought.
Mr. Kwesi Nyantakyi, was on May 22, ordered to report himself to the Criminal Investigations Department in Accra to assist in investigations of alleged acts of misconduct brought against him.
Preliminary reports indicated that the FA boss defrauded some foreign investors using the names of the President and Vice President.
He was seen on camera accepting an alleged amount of $65,000 which according to Anas, was a bribe.
Mr. Nyantakyi in an alleged response to that assertion, revealed that the money was not a bribe but rather reimbursement for expenses he made.
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