Undercover journalist, Anas Aremeyaw Anas, has dared wife of embattled former president of the Ghana Football Association (GFA), Kwesi Nyantakyi, to have him prosecuted and jailed if he indeed demanded and received $100,000 as bribe to stop the screening of 'Number 12'.
Speaking publicly about the allegations at the Media Festival organized by the Press Foundation (TPF), Anas maintained that said it was the best opportunity for Mrs Christine-Marie Nyantakyi and her husband to get their pound of flesh over his work.
“Taking bribe is criminal. Assuming without admitting that it's me, is that not the right time to jail me? Why are you not mentioning the name of the person who asked for the money and who returned it in tranches”, he quizzed.
“People in this country are very discerning. You mention my name and you are caught in bribe and giving bribe in order to conceal that act”, he observed.
According to him, such claims would be thrown at him as he made progress with his resolve of naming, shaming and jailing the bad elements in society.
“More mud will be thrown at me in the future and day we will stop getting these attacks it means we have lost the relevance of our job”, he stated.
It would be recalled that wife of Kwesi Nyantakyi, Mrs Christine-Marie Nyantakyi, alleged that in the lead up to the premiere of Anas' 'Number 12', reports emerged that the journalist and his Tiger Eye PI team were offered a $100,000 bribe to stop its screening.
She said her husband parted with $100,000 in a bid to stop the screening of the video but it yielded no result.
“Well, there’s information, and there’s truth in that information. Apparently, we became so desperate when we realized that all that they presented to us were false, so we tried to make some interventions, and they proposed that he pays some money.
They proposed $150,000; my husband couldn’t afford it, so he gave out $100,000 dollars, and they came back to him and said the person says you need to add $50,000, and he said well, I don’t have it; that’s all that I have,” she stated.
After the screening of the investigation on football in the country. Mrs Nyantakyi indicated that the supposed bribe was returned to them in two tranches.
“They brought $40,000 first; and then later on, they brought $60,000 dollars. I have not gathered the courage to watch the full video, because the small that I watched, I knew that the way he is talking; that is not my husband; something might have gone wrong,” she added.
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