The trial of the former President of the Ghana Football Association (GFA) Mr Kwesi Nyantakyi has been concluded, according to Procurator General and Minister of Justice Gloria Akuffo.
“Mr. Speaker’s review of the docket has since been completed and the presentation of the case in court is imminent,” Ms Akuffo told Parliament on Thursday[ November 7, 2019] while answering a question posed by Mohammed Abdul Aziz, Member of Parliament for Mion, on the case.
Mr Nyantakyi was charged with defrauding false claims and money laundering after he reportedly used President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo’s name to peddle power in the documentary called ‘ Number 12. ‘
On Thursday, the Attorney General explained to the House that the case was delayed because of the murder of Ahmed Hussein Suale, one of the journalists who worked on the documentary.
After the film, Number 12, created in partnership with the BBC, Mr. Nyantkyi resigned as GFA President and exposed him to compromise his position by receiving money and the manifestations of African football mass corruption.
Responding to questions on the floor of Parliament on Thursday, Ms Akuffo said that her outfit had completed evaluating the docket forwarded by the CID.
She said the murder of Ahmed Hussein Suale, one of the reporters who, together with Anas Aremeyaw Anas, produced a film slowed the progress of the documentary work.
“On 2 November 2018, the Prosecutor’s Office obtained from the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of the Ghana Police Service, a duplicate docket numbersing RO.93/2018 on a case entitled Republic vs Kwesi Nyantakyi,” Ms. Akuffo said following a initial review by a prosecutor’s team, the police were requested to make a supplementary request to the police on 10 January 2019.
Tiger Eye was also asked to provide an updated report for the team in March 2019 documenting any videos sent to the Attorney General’s Office.