Docket for Kwesi Nyantakyi’s prosecution ready – AG

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The Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Ms Gloria Akuffo says the review of the docket for the prosecution of the former president of the Ghana Football Association (GFA), Mr Kwesi Nyantakyi has been completed.

“The review of the docket, Mr. Speaker has since been completed and the presentation of the case in court is imminent”, Ms Akuffo told Parliament on Thursday [November 7, 2019] whilst answering a question submitted by the Member of Parliament for Mion, Mohammed Abdul Aziz on the case.

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Mr Nyantakyi has been charged with defrauding by false pretenses and money laundering after he allegedly used the name of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to peddle influence in the documentary titled “Number 12.

The Attorney General explained in Parliament on Thursday that the prosecution stalled because of the murder of Ahmed Hussein Suale, one of the journalists who worked on the documentary together with Anas Aremeyaw Anas and implicated Mr Nyantakyi.

Mr Nyantakyi resigned as the GFA president after the “Number 12” documentary produced in collaboration with the BBC exposed him compromising his position by accepting money and the highlights of mass corruption in football in Africa.

Answering questions on the floor of Parliament on Thursday, Ms Akuffo said her outfit has finished reviewing the docket forwarded by the CID.

She said the death of Ahmed Hussein Suale, one of the journalists who together with Anas Aremeyaw Anas produced the documentary stalled the progress of work on the docket.

“On November 2, 2018, the Office of the Attorney General received a duplicate docket numbered RO.93/2018 from the headquarters of the Criminal Investigative Department (CID) of the Ghana Police Service on a case entitled the Republic vs. Kwesi Nyantakyi”

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Ms Akuffo said after an initial review of the docket by a team of prosecutors, the police were requested on January 10, 2019 to furnish the Office with some further documents to facilitate the completion of the review.

Additionally, she said in March 2019, Tiger Eye was requested to furnish the team with an updated report covering all videos submitted to the Office of the Attorney-General.

“Eventually, the documents requested from the police as well as the updated report from Tiger Eye were submitted by the police in May 2019. Unfortunately Ahmed Hussein Suale a member of Tiger Eye and a principal witness with whom the prosecutor directly engaged in the preparation of the case was tragically killed…[January 2019]. 

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