Ghana president orders fraud probe against football assoc. chief

Ghana’s president has ordered a criminal probe against president of the country’s football association (GFA), Kwesi Nyantakyi.

Nyantakyi, who also happens to be on the Confederation of African Football’s executive board, is accused of defrauding under false pretences.

The probe order which was reported by multiple media portals in the country is linked to an anti-corruption documentary yet to be released.

The piece title “Number 12” is put together by a top investigative reporter Anas Aremeyaw Anas. Snippets of information on it indicates that it will expose high-level corruption in football circles.

Nyantakyi is said to have demanded millions of dollars in order to grant a businessman (the investigator) access to the president and his vice.

The documentary is due to air on June 6. At the time of the order, he was out of the country but he told journalists that he will return today to hand himself over to the necessary authorities. He has been the head of the GFA since 2005 and was due to seek re-election.

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