- The prosecution or otherwise of the former boss of the Ghana Football Association (GFA), Kwesi Nyantakyi has drawn a sharp disagreement between the Attorney-General and Anas Aremeyaw Anas
- Anas is of the view that there has been an undue delay since Mr Kwesi Nyantakyi was caught on video receiving bribe
- But the A-G and Minister of Justice, has rather accused Anas of delaying in furnishing her office with the documents needed for effective prosecution of the case
Kissi Agyabeng, the lawyer for investigative journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas, insists the Attorney General already has enough evidence to prosecute former Ghana Football Association (GFA) president, Kwesi Nyantakyi.
According to him, “everything has been handed over” to enable the A-G prosecute the disgraced football administrator.
Anas has been advocating for Nyantakyi to be prosecuted based on findings of the “Number 12” exposé.
In an online petition launched, the undercover journalist expressed his surprise that the Attorney General has so far failed to take up the matter.
“Police have completed investigations into likely criminal misconduct by Mr. Nyantakyi. They submitted their findings to the Attorney General last year . The Attorney General has not taken any action on the case till date. Please help us ask the Attorney General to move this case forward. Mr. Nyantakyi should face criminal prosecution over some of his misconduct, which borders on criminality,” the online petition reads.
“If Nyantakyi is not prosecuted, our collective fight against corruption will be meaningless. It will also send a signal to many citizens that the law only deals with the poor, but the rich and powerful cannot be held responsible for their actions.”
However, the Attorney General, Sophia Akuffo also claims that the prosecution has stalled because Anas and his Tiger Eye PI team are yet to present full evidence against Nyantakyi.
Reacting to this, lawyer Agyabeng, who represents Tiger Eye, said all raw and uncut videos requested by the A-G have been delivered.
“The premium on it is not that germane. It is my firm belief that the state institution could go ahead with the raw uncut video,” he said.
According to him, there is also sufficient email correspondence between Anas, posed as a businessman, and Nyantakyi.
The lawyer, however, admitted that it is within the Attorney-General’s wisdom to decide which evidence is needed to begin the prosecution.
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