GFA Rot: ‘Anyone Found Culpable Will Face the Law’
Deputy Chief of Staff, Abu Jinapor, has indicated that President Nana Akufo-Addo is focused on tackling corruption and every individual found guilty in investigative journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas’ Number 12 undercover documentary will face the law.
“The President is absolutely determined to ensure that anybody who is found culpable in this investigation will be made to face the full rigours of the laws of our country,” Mr Jinapor said at a press conference on Tuesday 22 May 2018.
He said Mr Akufo-Addo has seen portions of the exposé and “in this documentary, the President of the Ghana Football Association (GFA), Mr Kwasi Nyantakyi, is supposedly seen attempting to use the President’s name and that of the Vice-President and other senior officials of government to induce supposed potential investors into our country to part with various sums of monies”.
He continued: “The President, as a responsible citizen, and indeed, and in fact more particularly, as the chief custodian of our laws and enforcer of our laws has had to consult and evaluate the content of this investigative piece.
“The President, after these consultations, is fully satisfied that a prima facie basis has been established for criminal investigations to be launched into the conduct of the President of the Ghana Football Association, Mr Kwasi Nyantakyi and any other accomplices that may exist and therefore the President reported this matter to the legally sanctioned and mandated agency of state, the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) of the Ghana Police Service to commence investigations into this matter”.
Mr Jinapor said the CID has begun investigations “in aspects of crime of defrauding by false pretences”.
“We want to assure the Ghanaian people that the President is determined to fight crime, corruption, fight influence peddling, fight bribery and instill discipline, integrity and honesty into our public life. It will not matter your status in society and this is exactly what we have seen playing out in respect of this GFA matter”.
He urged the public to allow the legally mandated security services to conduct and conclude their investigation on the matter.