Accra High Court charges Kwesi Nyantakyi with fraud

Accra High Court charges Kwesi Nyantakyi with fraud

- Kwesi Nyantakyi has been charged for conspiracy to commit fraud and fraud

- The former first vice president of CAF was granted a GHC1 million bail with three sureties

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Embattled football administrator, Kwesi Nyantakyi, has been charged by an Accra High Court with three offences - fraud, corruption and conspiracy to commit fraud.

The former Ghana Football Association president was charged together with a former member of the GFA executive committee, Abdulai Alhassan.

Alhassan is also facing two charges of fraud and conspiracy to commit fraud.

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The principal state attorney, Victoria Asiedua in her presentation to the court said, the duo signed an MoU on behalf of a non-existent company claiming to be attracting sponsorship for the Ghana Premier League. 

On Wednesday March 4, Principal State Attorney told the High Court that Mr. Nyantakyi and Mr. Alhassan allegedly also demanded US$12 million from the supposed investors promising to land them major contracts in Ghana.

An amount, Mr. Nyantakyi said would be distributed amongst some top government officials in the NPP.

The High Court, after proceedings, granted the two former football administrator bail in the sum of GHC 1 million with three sureties, one to be justified.

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They are also required to report every Friday at the police CID. The case has been adjourned to March 25 for a case management conference.

In June 2018, an investigative piece by Anas Aremeyaw Anas and his Tiger Eye P.I. team exposed the dealings of the former GFA president. earlier reported that Ghana’s Deputy Attorney General, Godfred Dame has alleged that the Ghanaian official referred to as Government Official 1 (GO1) in the Airbus scandal is former president John Dramani Mahama.

According to the deputy AG, the former president is also not cooperating with investigators looking into the Airbus scandal.

In an interview on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, Mr. Dame said the identities of the government officials mentioned in the scandal are obvious.

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