Ghana president orders criminal probe into football association president
President of Ghana Nana Akufo-Addo has called for investigation into the country’s football association head Kwesi Nyantakyi.
Akufo-Addo called for a criminal investigation into the head of the country’s football association, who is also first vice-president of the Confederation of African Football, for fraudulently using the President’s name. The president’s order came at a time when Nyantakyi was out of the country.
“The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of the Ghana Police Service is investigating Mr Kwesi Nyantakyi, President of the Ghana Football Association, for alleged offences, including corruption,” spokesman Sheilla Kessie Abayie-Buckman told AFP.
“This follows a complaint received from His Excellency the President of the Republic of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, that Mr Nyantakyi has used the President’s name and office fraudulently.”
Various media outlets reported that the GFA President had been captured on video using the name of the president to “induce supposed investors into the country to part with various sums of monies”.
The video was recorded by investigative journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas and is scheduled to be broadcast on June 6.
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