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Kwesi Nyantakyi charged with fraud, corruption

Former president of the Ghana Football Association (GFA), Kwesi Nyantakyi has been formally charged by the state following an Anas Aremeyas Anas exposé on corruption in Ghana football.

Nyantakyi, together with the former Northern Regional Chairman of the GFA, Abdulai Alhassan have been slapped with charges of fraud and corruption.

On the charge of fraud, the state said: “Kwesi Nyantakyi and Abdulai Alhassan in 2017 in Accra in the Greater Accra Region of Republic of Ghana and Dubai in the United Arab Emirates as agents of the Ghana Football Association (GFA) agreed to act together with a common purpose to dishonestly obtain the sum of $65,000 as inducement for showing favour to a potential sponsor of the GFA.”

According to the facts of the case, private investigative firm, TigerEye PI presented itself to Mr. Nyantakyi and Abdullai as representatives of Medgulf Company Ltd. through emails and various meetings in Accra and Dubai in 2017.

“At a meeting held with the accused persons on 7th October 2017, at the Jood Palace Hotel in Dubai, Tiger held itself out as H.H Sheikh Hammad Al Thani, his secretary Dr. Marzug A. Albadawir and other staff of the Sheikh as jointly representing Medgulf while the 1st accused person presented himself as a powerful person and a potential public officer who could influence the President, Vice President, Minister for Roads and Highways and Minister for Transport of Ghana to promote the business interest of Medgulf in Ghana.

“At that meeting, it was agreed between Tiger and the accused persons that Medgulf would sponsor the GPL with a total sum of $15 million for a 3 year period resulting in the execution of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between Medgulf and a non-existent company named as Namax Company that would represent the interests of Medgulf in Ghana. The MOU was signed by the 1st accused person wherein he was described as the President of the GFA acting on behalf of Mamax. The signature of the 1st accused person was witnessed to by the 2nd accused person.

“It was further agreed between Tiger and the accused persons that all monies paid by Medgulf into Ghana would be channelled through Fountain Savings and Loans Limited, a savings and loans company in which the 1st accused person held majority shares. Tiger paid the $65,000 to the 1st accused person as inducement for showing favour to Medgulf as a potential sponsor of the GPL and to provide businesses opportunities for Medgulf in Ghana. Tiger also paid for the cost of the accommodation and travel expenses of both accused persons to and from Dubai.

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