I paid $100,000 to Anas to kill documentary but he said it was inadequate and demanded $150,000 – Nyantakyi alleges

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“Nyantakyi alleges: Paid $100,000 to Anas to kill documentary, but demands escalate to $150,000. Shocking revelations unfold.”

Former Ghana Football Association President, Kwesi Nyantakyi, has made startling revelations regarding his involvement in attempting to suppress an investigative documentary produced by renowned journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas. Nyantakyi admitted to offering a sum of $100,000 to Anas in a bid to prevent the release of the damning video, which ultimately led to his downfall and expulsion from various football-related positions.

The investigative video, unveiled by Anas in June 2018, exposed Nyantakyi and several other football officials engaging in activities that undermined the integrity of the sport on a significant scale. This exposé prompted Nyantakyi to resign from his positions within the Ghana Football Association (GFA), Confederation of African Football (CAF), and FIFA. Consequently, he faced severe penalties, including a lifetime ban from football, later reduced to 15 years.

According to Nyantakyi, Anas initially demanded $150,000 through his legal representatives to suppress the video’s release. However, Nyantakyi could only muster $100,000, falling short of Anas’ demands. Despite Nyantakyi’s payment, Anas’ legal team deemed the amount insufficient, leading to the eventual release of the incriminating footage.

Nyantakyi recounted the negotiation process, revealing that Anas’ lawyers communicated through an intermediary, Kwame Gyan, a lecturer at UPSA. Nyantakyi met Gyan at his residence in Westland to deliver the payment. Despite Nyantakyi’s efforts, Anas’ legal team proceeded with the video’s release, citing the inadequacy of the offered sum.

Following the documentary’s public unveiling, Nyantakyi sought a refund of the payment he made. However, the reimbursement process was fraught with delays and partial repayments. Nyantakyi disclosed that the refunded amount was disbursed in installments, with varying sums delivered sporadically. Despite facing hurdles and delays, Nyantakyi eventually received the full reimbursement.

Despite his past controversies, Nyantakyi has expressed his intention to participate in the Ejisu by-election, triggered by the passing of Member of Parliament John Kumah. Nyantakyi aims to contest under the banner of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), signaling his desire to re-enter the political arena despite his tarnished reputation in the football community.

Nyantakyi’s admission sheds light on the lengths to which he went to suppress damaging information about his involvement in football corruption. His failed attempt to negotiate with Anas highlights the challenges faced by those implicated in high-profile scandals. Despite his fall from grace, Nyantakyi remains undeterred in his political ambitions, signaling a potential return to the public sphere through electoral politics.

Source: Myjoyonline

 

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