Ex-CID Boss Disowns Anas! – Over $75,000 ‘Bribe’
It is certain that the controversy sparked by Anas Aremeyaw Anas’ latest investigative piece into massive corruption in Ghana’s football will linger a while longer.
Weeks after the release of the video many believe have shaken the very foundation of football in the country, the matter refuses to die, developing tentacles like the Octopus.
In the investigative video, former President of the Ghana Football Association (GFA), Kwesi Nyantakyi, allegedly told undercover journalists who posed as investors to pay $5 million and $3 million respectively to the President and his Vice, as well as various sums of money to other government officials for a chance to control football in Ghana.
This time around, COP Frank Adu-Poku, former Director General of the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) of the Ghana Police Service has popped in the maze barley 24-hours after his name appeared in another video purportedly taking any money from Anas.
Although, the retired police officer has vehemently denied the claim, he asserts that he had a sterling career and would not do anything to dent it.
Anas in a video released by maverick politician, Kennedy Ohene Agyepong christened, ‘Who Watches the Watchman’, aired on Wednesday is heard in a conversation with a state prosecutor alleging he gave the former CID boss, COP Adu-Poku, $75,000.
But responding to the contents of the conversation yesterday, COP Adu-Poku expressed shock at the allegation.
He said in Twi that he has never received any money from Anas and that he worked as a police officer for 30 years with an unblemished record so Anas cannot use seconds to destroy it.
COP Adu-Poku was certain Anas will offer an explanation which will exonerate him.
I’m sure by the end of the day Anas will come out to clear me. I’m innocent, he stressed.
He will, however, not disclose whether he knows the journalist personally, insisting he was talking to his lawyers about the development.
By: Jeffrey De-Graft Johnson