- YEN.com.gh takes a look at the possible jail term for embattled GFA boss, Kwesi Nyantakyi
- A person who commits a second degree felony under Ghana's constitution is liable to a term of imprisonment of not less than ten years and not more than 25
Ghana Football Association (GFA) president, Kwesi Nyantakyi, is currently in hot waters after President Akufo-Addo personally ordered for his arrest.
The FA capo is reported to have used the President and his Vice President’s names to defraud by false pretence.
But assuming he is found to be guilty of the alleged offence, what jail term awaits him?
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According to the laws of the land, the offense of defrauding by false pretence is a 2nd degree felony which carries a sentence of not less than 10 years and not more than 25 in prison.
Nyantakyi is currently out of the country but is set to be questioned by the Criminal Investigative Department (CID) of the Ghana Police service upon his return to the country.
As it stands, if he’s found guilty on the charges of defrauding by false pretence, which have been levelled against him allegedly, then he is likely to face a maximum of 25years imprisonment.
On Tuesday, the whole country went berserk following news that President Akufo-Addo has ordered the arrest of the GFA boss.
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Multiple reports suggest that the President took the decision after watching excerpts of investigative journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas’ latest exposé titled “Number 12”.
The expose is set to be fully premiered to the public on June 6, 2018 at the Accra International Conference Centre.
It is believed that many more football officials and other political figures are have also been caught up in Anas’ latest piece.
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