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Nyantakyi admits paying $150,000 to Anas to suppress documentary

Former Ghana Football Association president Kwesi Nyantakyi admitted to paying $100,000 to investigative journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas in an attempt to suppress the release of an investigative video that exposed widespread corruption within football administration.

In June 2018, Anas unveiled a video investigation implicating Nyantakyi, among other football officials, in compromising the integrity of the sport on a significant scale.

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Following the video’s release, Nyantakyi resigned from his positions at the GFA, CAF, and FIFA, subsequently receiving a lifetime ban from football, which was later reduced to 15 years.

Nyantakyi disclosed that Anas’ legal team demanded $150,000 to halt the story’s publication, but he could only muster $100,000. Despite his payment, Anas’ lawyers deemed the amount insufficient, leading to the video’s eventual release.

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“Before the video was released, a former colleague at the GFA Exco, Adam Munkaila, took me to Anas’ lawyers, a certain Kwame Gyan, a lecturer at Legon. I met him at his residence around Westland and he told me Anas was his student and had informed him he needed $150,000 to kill the story.

“I had never been to his house before.

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‘I gave them $100,000, but they told me the amount was inadequate and later went ahead to release the video,” he said in an interview with Captain Smart on Onua TV Tuesday morning.

“After the video came out, I asked for a refund and even the refund was done in pieces. Today, they would bring $20,000, and the next day another $10,000. They were giving me stories, but eventually I got everything back,” he said. 

Nyantakyi has expressed his desire to run in the Ejisu by-election following the passing of the area’s Member of Parliament, John Kumah.

He plans to run as a candidate representing the NPP.

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  1. Well, the guy has at last admitted he is Not to be Trusted even with a chicken shack. Bringing our Presidency and VC into disrepute. What kind of a person would behave the way he did? And now has the Audacity to submit himself to be elected to our Honourable house of Parliament. Just to remind him that our Parliament is not for cantankerous treacherous mischief making Dimwitted characters. I am afraid our Parliament is Not for his type of Characters.

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