The Criminal Investigations Department (CID) of the Ghana Police Service has commenced investigations into the corruption allegations leveled against the President of the Ghana Football Association (GFA), Kwesi Nyantakyi.
The president of the Republic, Nana Akufo-Addo on Tuesday, May 22,2018 directed the CID to investigate Mr Nyantakyi who is also the 1st Vice President of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) for defrauding by false pretenses after watching part of a latest investigative documentary by investigative journalist, Anas Aremeyaw Anas on Ghana’s football scene.
Briefing journalists at the Jubilee House on Tuesday, a Deputy Chief of Staff, Abu Jinapor stated that “the President of the Ghana Football Association, Mr Kwasi Nyantakyi [was] supposedly seen attempting to use the President’s name and that of the Vice President and other senior officials of government to induce supposed potential investors into our country to part with various sums of monies.”
But a statement signed by Director of the Public Affairs Directorate of the Ghana Police Service, DSP Sheilla Kessie Abayie-Buckman, said Mr Nyantakyi is out of the country and expected to return on Wednesday, May 23 to assist with their investigation.
The CID statement further assured the public “due processes would be followed in the investigation” and urged citizens with relevant information to “submit it to the police CID headquarters.”
Below is the statement.