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NUMBER 12: Nyantakyi Sues Anas At The Supreme Court


Former President of the Ghana Football Association (GFA), Kwesi Nyantakyi, has sued undercover investigative journalist, Anas Aremeyaw Anas again for breaching his fundamental human rights.

This comes as the second time Nyantakyi is suing Anas and his Tigereye PI firm. The earlier suit also at a High Court, was specifically about defamation.

Nyantakyi wants the High Court to declare that Anas’ secret recording of their conversations as well as publishing, violates his “fundamental human rights to privacy and confidentiality in my dealings with others.”

He wants the court to also declare that the recordings violated his “right to dignity” because he wasn’t consulted before the piece was premiered, and thus prayed the apex court to award damages against Anas and his Tigereye PI firm for the said violations.

He is also asking the court to declare that by “prejudicially and deliberately publishing the secret recording of my conversations with Respondents and misrepresenting to the public that Respondents paid me money under corrupt circumstances thereby exposing me to ridicule…”

Anas Aremeyaw Anas premiered a video which exposed corruption at various levels of Ghana football at the Accra International Conference Centre (AICC) on Wednesday, June 6, 2018, and Tuesday, June 7, 2018, respectively. There were four sets of screenings each day: 3 pm, 5 pm, 8 pm and 10 pm.

‘Number 12’ was compiled by investigated Journalist, Anas Aremeyaw Anas, and his Tiger Eye PI firm.

The video among other things exposed over 80 referees and match officials receiving monies to fix matches. Anas in the video claimed he gave Mr. Nyantakyi about $65,000 for “shopping” which violated FIFA code of ethics.

Kwesi Nyantakyi, who also served on FIFA and CAF, had aftermath of public view of the video lost his standing and all positions in local and international football.

About The documentary

Anas Aremeyaw Anas in the exposé “focused on local leagues, referees, club owners, coaches and the higher reaches of the football administration in Ghana, as well as its connection to continental and global football”.

The documentary explained why the senior national team, the Black Stars, missed out on the African Nations Cup and the Russia 2018 World Cup and why the local league is in tatters, where the men and women responsible would be named and shamed.

Anas ahead of the premiere said, his expectation is that, the documentary will kick-start an active national conversation on football “and give well-meaning Ghanaians an opportunity to help build a system that is robust”.

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