Nyantakyi slapped with fraud charges

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An Accra High Court has charged the embattled former president of the Ghana Football Association (GFA), Kwesi Nyantakyi, with fraud.

Kwesi Nyantakyi was charged together with a former member of the Association’s Executive Committee, Abdulai Alhassan.

Abdulai Alhassan was charged with conspiracy to commit fraud and fraud.

The then GFA President, Kwasi Nyantakyi, was implicated in an exposé by ace investigative Journalist, Ana Aremeyaw Anas on Ghana Football.

GFA President Kwasi Nyantakyi, some GFA officials and about 100 referees have been implicated in the video in different acts of corruption including match-fixing deals.

Nyantakyi and Abdulai Alhassan reportedly executed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on behalf of a non-existent company claiming to be attracting sponsorship for the Ghana Premier League.

The two also requested $12 million from the supposed investors promising to land them major contracts in Ghana.

According to Nyantakyi, the money would have been distributed to the influential members government.

“$5 million for the President, $3 million for the Vice President, $2 million for the Roads and Highway’s Minister, $1 million for his Deputy,” Nyantakyi said.

The rest of the money would be reserved for Mr Nyantakyi and Mr Alhassan.

Nyantakyi has been charged with conspiracy to commit fraud, fraud and corruption by a public officer.

He has however been granted bail in the sum of ¢1 million with three sureties, one to be justified. Same conditions apply to Mr Alhassan.

The two are to report themselves to the Police at the CID office every Friday.

The case has been adjourned and will be recalled on March 25th.

Ghana | Atinkaonline.com