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Kwesi Nyantakyi, former GFA EXCO member hit with Fraud charges

Former president of the Ghana Football Association, Kwesi Nyantakyi together with a former executive member of the erstwhile administration, Abdulai Alhassan has been charged with fraud, conspiracy to commit fraud, and corruption by public officer.

According to primenewsghana.com, Principal State Attorney Victoria Asiedu told the Accra High Court that both individuals executed a Memorandum of Understanding on behalf of a non-existent company claiming to be attracting sponsorship for the Ghana Premier League.

The pair are further “alleged to have demanded 12 million dollars from the supposed investors promising to land them major contracts in Ghana. This money the prosecution says Mr Nyantakyi said will be distributed as follows; 5 million dollars for the President, 3 million dollars for the Vice President, 2 million dollars for the Roads and Highway’s Minister, 1 million dollars for his Deputy with the rest deserved for the Mr Nyantakyi and Mr Alhassan”.

Charges listed against the former FA boss includes conspiracy to commit fraud, fraud and corruption by public officer.

The pair were granted bail in the sum of 1 million Ghana cedis with three sureties, one to be justified.

Ghana football was caught in a two-year hiatus following an investigative documentary by Tiger Eye PI in June 2018, revealing alleged acts of corruption by top-rank officials of the then football administration.

The case has been adjourned to March 25 for case management conference.

Source: primenewsghana.com

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About Richard Korley

Sports writer/ blogger, formerly a presenter with Volta Premier FM, Ho. A sports fan by default with numerous articles across various sporting disciplines in Ghana. Reach me via Call/ Text 0542 838 805 or email: korley_nene@yahoo.com.

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