Referees captured in Anas 'Number 12' cannot be prosecuted - GOC president

By Haruna Mubarak
Referees captured in Anas 'Number 12' cannot be prosecuted— GOC president
Referees captured in Anas 'Number 12' cannot be prosecuted— GOC president

Ghana Olympic Committee (GOC) president, Mr Ben Nunoo Mensah has revealed that referees caught accepting bribes in the Anas 'Number 12' cannot be prosecuted as match-fixing is not a crime under the Criminal Code.

The GOC president stated blatantly that match-fixing is not a crime under the Criminal Code of Ghana.

Undercover reporter Anas Aremeyaw Anas conducted an investigation which captured referees taking money to influence the results of matches.

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“It would be interesting to see under which criminal law these referees will be prosecuted because match-fixing is not a crime under our Criminal Code,” He told Graphic Sports.

The GOC boss went on to advocate for the alteration of the country's criminal laws to handle match-fixing in the game of football.

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Ben Nunoo Mensah is currently in Lyon, France to partake in a two-day Interpol Match-fixing Task Force summit.

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