General News of Friday, 25 October 2019
The Attorney General, Gloria Akuffo is expected to update Parliament next week about 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.
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.