Deputy Attorney General (AG), Joseph Dindiok Kpemka, has revealed that the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) of the Ghana Police Service has completed its investigations on former Ghana Football Association (GFA) boss Kwasi Nyantakyi.
Mr Nyantakyi was reported to the Directorate by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo in May for defrauding by false pretences by the use of the name of the president, his vice, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, and other government officials in a deal.
This came to light following an investigative documentary by journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas. The documentary was publicly screened at the Accra International Conference Centre (AICC) – and subsequently nationwide – from Wednesday, June 6.
Over five months since investigations began, Ghanaians are yet to see any direction to the matter.
However, in an interview with Class FM’s Ekow Annan, on Thursday, 1 November 2018, Mr Kpemka said the CID is done with its work and will forward the docket to the A-G’s department for the prosecution to commence on Thursday or Friday.
“The CID did an investigation of the case; they have gathered their evidence, the facts, and the necessary documentation. As I speak with you I can tell you on authority that they have confirmed that they are done with their investigations and they are forwarding the docket to us sometime today or tomorrow,” the MP for Tempane constituency stated.
According to him, the absence of the docket is the reason the case has stalled since the A-G’s department will have to review the document to know the appropriate charges for culprits involved in any crime.
He emphasised that government and the AG “have never ever shirked their responsibility” in relation to the Nyantakyi case.
He added that they will not review the docket to satisfy public anger but to satisfy the country’s constitutional mandate.
Ghana’s largest opposition party, the National Democratic Congress (NDC), just after FIFA Ban questioned the willingness of government to probe the matter as it began its before FIFA’s.
NDC said President Akufo-Addo must subject himself to “credible” investigations and called on the CID to apprise Ghanaians of the status of its investigations.