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Attorney General to update Parliament on Kwesi Nyantakyi case

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Attorney General, Gloria Akuffo
Attorney General, Gloria Akuffo

The Attorney General, Gloria Akuffo is expected to update Parliament next week on the status of investigations on former Ghana Football Association President, Kwesi Nyantakyi.

This is according to the House’s scheduled programme for the next business week.

President Nana Akufo-Addo in May 2018 asked the Police to investigate Kwesi Nyantakyi for a possible crime of fraud.

This was after the president reportedly watched aspects of Anas Aremeyaw Anas’ documentary that exposed corruption in football administration in Ghana and other African countries.

A Deputy Chief of Staff, Samuel Abu Jinapor, said the President was unhappy that Mr. Nyantakyi had used his name fraudulently in the exposé.

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In the video, the then GFA boss was seen using the President’s name, that of the Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia and other senior government officials, to illegally request for various sums of money from investigators disguised as investors.

Mr Jinapor at the time said the President, after consultations and having satisfied himself that there was a basis for establishing and launching investigation into the conduct of the GFA president, directed the CID to investigate the matter.

The Criminal Investigations Department (CID) as part of its investigations, seized mobile phones and laptops of the embattled football administrator as he was formally charged with defrauding by false pretence.

But more than a year down the line, not much has been seen about the case.

The Member of Parliament for Mion constituency, Mohammed Abdul-Aziz who filed the question said he believes that information is important for the governance of the country.

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“The AG works hand in hand with the CID and so she should be in the position to tell us if they have finished investigations and if there is any docket on that matter. I just want to hear what the AG will say about it because she is the legal advisor to the president.

“My interest is not in the person of the President or Mr. Nyantakyi, but the governance of this country, transparency, we want to be assured that the family members of the president do not take 5% of every contract awarded in this country because these were the specific allegations against the president and so it is even an opportunity for the president to clean the image of Mr. President,” he said.