Former GFA President, Kwesi Nyantakyi is in court for three charges including fraud. A former Member of the GFA’s Executive committee, Abdulai Alhassan also faces two charges of conspiracy to commit fraud and fraud.
Principal State Attorney Victoria Asiedua on Wednesday told an Accra High Court that the two individuals executed a Memorandum of Understanding on behalf of a non-existent company claiming to be attracting sponsorship for the Ghana Premier League.
They are further alleged to have demanded 12 million dollars from the supposed investors promising to land them major contracts in Ghana.
According to the prosecutor, Mr Nyantakyi said the money would be distributed as follows: 5 million dollars for the President, 3 million dollars for the Vice President, 2 million dollars for the Roads and Highway’s Minister, 1 million dollars for his Deputy with the rest deserved for him (Mr Nyantakyi) and Mr Alhassan.
The former football administrator was in 2018 busted in a documentary using the name of the President to peddle influence. Since the documentary done by Tiger Eye PI was broadcast in June 2018, the government has been under pressure to take action against the main target of the investigations, Kwesi Nyantakyi.
The charges against him as filed by The Attorney General’s office are conspiracy to commit fraud, fraud and corruption by a public officer.
Mr Nyantakyi was admitted to bail in the sum of 1 million cedis with three sureties, one to be justified. Same conditions apply to Mr Alhassan. They are also required to report every Friday at the police CID. The case has been adjourned to March 25 for case management conference.
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