Ex-president of the Ghana Football Association, Kwesi Nyantakyi has spoken for the first time after the corruption exposé by investigative journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas.
Speaking in an interview on Net2 TV today, Thursday, February 7, 2019, Mr Kwesi Nyantakyi described Anas’ Tiger Eye PI firm as a “criminal organisation” infringing on the rights of people through blackmail.
“Anas behaves like ISIS, They set people up and I was set up.” – Nyantakyi said.
He served notice he might be suing Anas again for “infringing on his right” in Dubai, where the laws bar people from recording persons “secretly.”
“Anas and his team don’t have license to do what they are doing… going round, setting up people recording and embarrassing them in public. Tiger Eye PI is a criminal organization that operates like ISIS”, he revealed.
Mr Nyantakyi also admitted that Anas group demanded for money in order not to release the footage but when he was not forthcoming they decided to go ahead with the premiering just to embarrass him.
Nyantakyi was captured in an investigative documentary engaging in corrupt and bribery activities. He was initially handed a provisional 90-day ban, which was later extended for 45 days.
He was later banished from the football community [Tuesday, October 30, 20018] after the FIFA Ethics Adjudicatory Committee found him guilty of having violated Article 19 (Conflict of Interest), Article 21 (Bribery and corruption) and Article 22 (Commission) of the FIFA Code of Ethics, 2012 edition.
“The adjudicatory chamber of the independent Ethics Committee has banned Mr Kwesi Nyantakyi, former President of the Ghana Football Association (GFA), for life from all football-related activities (administrative, sports or any other) at both national and international level,” a Fifa statement of Tuesday reads.
“The adjudicatory chamber found Mr. Nyantakyi guilty of having violated art. 19 (Conflicts of interest), art. 21 (Bribery and corruption) and art. 22 (Commission) of the FIFA Code of Ethics, 2012 edition.
“As a consequence, Mr Nyantakyi is banned for life from all football-related activities (administrative, sports or any other) at both national and international level. Additionally, a fine in the amount of CHF 500,000 has been imposed on Mr Nyantakyi.
“The decision was notified to Mr Nyantakyi today, and the ban comes into force immediately,” the Fifa statement read.