Former GFA (Ghana Football Association President) Kwesi Nyantakyi and his counterpart Abdullai Alhassan, the former Northern Regional GFA Chairman have been slapped with charges of fraud and corruption.
The two accused, Nyantakyi and Alhassan appeared before court on Wednesday, March 4th, for hearing. they both pleaded not guilty of their crimes and were granted a bail of GHC1m each.
Earlier In 2018:
Nyantekyi was involved in fraudulent activities captured in an investigative video entitled ‘Number12’ by ace journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas and the Tiger PI team which aired in Ghana on the 6th of June 2018.
In the video the former FA president was seen taking huge sums of money estimated as $65,000 (£48,000) from an undercover reporter disguised as a businessman.
The video among other things also captured revealed top officials of the FA team including Nyantakyi allegedly taking bribes to to fix matches and unqualified referees and players to take part in games.
Court Hearings, March 4th 2020:
Lawyers (Thaddeus Sory and Douglas Seidu) argued for bail for their clients after hearing their charges read to them by the Court and their pleas were taken.
Criminal High Court Judge, Justice Comfort Tasiame, admitted the two accused persons to bail in the sum of 1 million Ghana Cedis each with three sureities, two of which must be justified. She ordered that the accused persons to report themselves to the Police every Friday till the case is over.
Justice Tasiame further ruled that the party should return to Court on the 25th of March 2020 for the Case Management Conference (CMC).
Before the CMC though, the presiding judge ordered that the State must make full pretrial disclosures to the defence team ahead of the CMC without fail.
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Kwesi Nyantakyi and Abdullai Alhassan Have Been Charged With Fraud, Corruption + Granted GHC1m bail