‘Wanted Man’ Kwesi Nyantakyi Ends Morocco Trip To Surrender Himself
Embattled Ghana Football Association President, Kwesi Nyantekyi is to turn himself in, following an order for his arrest by President Nana Akufo-Addo, Tuesday.
JoyNews has learnt Mr. Nyantakyi, who is on international assignment in Morocco, has indicated his willingness to hand himself over to the police for questioning over allegations of influence peddling by the President.
Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has directed the arrest of the President of the Ghana Football Association over fraud after he watched a video documentary by investigative journalist, Anas Aremaeyaw Anas, in which Mr Nyantakyi is captured engaging in some influence peddling using the name of the president.
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The disclosure will prove embarrassing to the man easily recognised as the most successful football head under whose stewardship Ghana first qualified to the FIFA World Cup in Germany 2006 and followed with two more successive appearances in South Africa (2010) and Brazil 2014.
The Ghana U-20 football team also won Africa’s first and only U-20 World Cup also during his tenure in 2009.
Sources say he is expected in the country on Wednesday, May 23, 2018, to answer charges of defrauding by false pretense.
“I am coming to assist the police in their investigations,” Mr. Nyantakyi replied in a purported WhatsApp conversation with journalist, Paul Adom-Otchere and circulated on social media soon after the news broke.
On Tuesday, a Deputy Chief of Staff, Samuel Abu Jinapor, told Joy News the president takes serious view of the damning revelations contained in the Anas’ video.
According to him, Mr. Nyantakyi attempted to use the name of the president and vice president to induce potential investors to part with various sums of money
“The president takes a serious view of this and believes it is a case of criminal conduct,” Jinapor said.