The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of the Ghana Police Service has formally begun investigations into the allegations made against the president of the Ghana Football Association, Kwesi Nyantakyi.
It says it will follow due processes in investigating him on corruption claims levelled against him by President Akufo-Addo.
A statement from the CID confirmed that President Akufo-Addo filed a complaint at the CID that Mr Nyantakyi had used his [Akufo-Addo’s] name and office and office fraudulently.
“The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of the Ghana Police Service is investigating Mr Kwesi Nyantakyi, President of the Ghana Football Association for alleged offences including corruption.”
“The follows a complaint received from His Excellency the President of the Republic of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo that Mr Nyantakyi has used the President’s name and office fraudulently.”
The CID in the statement signed by its Director of Public Affairs, DSP Sheila Kessie Abayie-Buckman said it is expected to meet Kwesi Nyantakyi upon his return to the country today [Wednesday, 23rd May 2018].
Kwesi Nyantakyi is reported to have cut his official trip to Morocco short over the allegation and is said to be on his way back to the country over the allegation.
“Police information shows that the suspect is presently outside of the jurisdiction and is expected to return on Wednesday 23rd May 2018 whereupon he would be required to assist with the ongoing investigation.”
“Further, Police assures the public that due processes would be followed in the investigation. Any person with relevant information may submit it to the Police CID headquarters,” the statement said.
the Deputy Chief of Staff, Abu Jinapor, on Tuesday announced that President Akufo-Addo took the decision after Kwesi Nyantakyi was caught on camera engaging in influence peddling in the name of the President and other key government officials, Deputy Chief of Staff.
The film is yet to be publicly screened, but some officers and other administrators in Sports have already indicated that they suspect they may be indicted.