Nyantakyi saga: desist from making prejudicial statements against Nyantakyi – GACC advises

The Ghana Anti-Corruption Coalition (GACC) has advised the media to be circumspect with their commentary on the case involving President of the Ghana Football Association (GFA) Kwasi Nyantakyi, who is under investigation for allegedly using the name of President Nana Akufo-Addo and Vice-President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia in an attempt to clench investor deals.

Corporate Communications Director of GACC, Mr Michael Boadi said  the moment, the matter goes under investigations, the public must desist from making prejudicial comments.

President Nana Akufo-Addo reported Mr Nyantakyi to the Criminal Investigations Department of the Ghana Police Service on Tuesday, 22 May, 2018 after he had the privilege  viewing of investigative journalist, Anas Aremeyaw Anas’ Number 12 undercover documentary, which captured Mr Nyantakyi in apparent influence peddling.

Mr Boadi also disclosed on  AccraFM on Wednesday, 23 May that: “This matter is under investigations, the person involved is not even in the country at the moment, and, so, we need to be cautious in our commentary on the matter in order not to prejudice the case.”

He also indicated that in dealing with corruption  we must also be fair to persons accused, stressing that it is only a court of competent jurisdiction that can pronounce an accused person guilty.

The expose involving the scandalous activities of members of the GFA is scheduled for public viewing on 6th June, 2018, at the Accra International Conference Centre.