Sheikh Tophic Sienu, an Aide to the former President of the Ghana Football Association (GFA), Kwesi Nyantakyi, has discredited media reports that the controversial Midland Savings and Loans Company belongs to his boss.
Sheikh Sienu condemned the media publication claiming Mr. Nyantakyi is the owner of the Midland Savings and Loans Company.
The Savings and Loans Company has been in the news for the bad reason following a police brutality of a female customer causing widespread condemnation.
The Police Administration has interdicted Lance Corporal Godzi Frederick Amanor, the policeman who assaulted 36-year-old, Patience Osafo, whilst she was carrying a baby at Midland Savings and Loans.
In line with police disciplinary procedures, the Police Administration has constituted a panel to handle the issue and come up with the appropriate sanctions for the Lance Corporal whose action has since last Friday generated a lot of backlash from the public.
In the case relating to the video of the policeman assaulting the woman at Midland Savings and Loans in Accra, the police administration indicated that some actions taken included the immediate identification of the policeman shortly after the video had gone viral.
As the story unfold, the name of the former GFA President, Kwesi Nyatakyi, was associated with the Midland Savings and Loans.
According to the story, Kwesi Nyantakyi allegedly made reference to the fact that he owns a Savings and Loans Company in the Anas #12 video, thereby concluding that, the Midland Savings and Loans was the said financial institution.
But reacting to the speculations, the Aide to Mr. Nyantakyi, said Midland Savings and Loans does not belong to the former GFA President.
"It's not true that Midland Savings and Loans Company belongs to Kwesi Nyantakyi”, he explained.
“It is just a concoction by the website and perhaps its own imagination. It is sad that a website could go ahead and publish such a story without cross-checking the facts", he said.
Sheikh Sienu said "the story is false, unfounded, malicious and wickedly geared towards causing further disaffection for the man", he added.
“Similar reports were peddled around a few days after the Anas exposé with claims that Nyantakyi is the owner of First Allied Savings and Loans. This is completely false and just orchestration of some people trying to attract more hatred for Nyantakyi forgetting it could affect the companies involved”, he noted.
Sheikh Sienu urged a section of the media to adhere to the basic ethics of journalism by reporting accurate stories and stop spewing lies and fabricated stories, which cannot be verified, against Mr. Kwesi Nyantakyi.