Kwesi Nyantakyi granted bail after new charges of fraud and corruption

The disgraced football administrator appeared before the Accra High Court on Wednesday and was slapped with three charges.

Nyantakyi’s charges include conspiracy to commit fraud, fraud, and corruption by a public officer, the document filed the Attorney General’s office listed.

Nyantakyi was captured in Anas Aremeyaw Anas’ ‘Number 12’ exposé, allegedly taking cash gifts and peddling influence.

This led to him resigning as GFA President, as well as losing his positions as FIFA Council Member and 1st Vice President of CAF.

Anas and his Tiger Eye PI team subsequently petitioned FIFA and the Attorney General’s Office to take action against Nyantakyi.

Joy News reports that, aside Nyantakyi, a former member of the GFA’s Executive Committee, Abdulai Alhassan, also faces two charges, namely conspiracy to commit fraud and fraud.

Principal State Attorney Victoria Asiedua told the court that the two individuals executed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on behalf of a non-existent company claiming to be attracting sponsorship for the Ghana Premier League.

The Prosecution said they also demanded $12 million from the supposed investors promising to land them major contracts in Ghana.

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Nyantakyi is alleged to have said that he would distribute the money as follows; $5 million for the President, $3 million for the Vice President, $2 million for the Roads and Highway’s Minister, $1 million for his Deputy.

Despite the charges, the court granted Nyantakyi bail in the sum of ¢1 million, but he is required to report at the police CID every Friday.

Meanwhile, the case has been adjourned to March 25.

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