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General News of Tuesday, 26 June 2018

Source: Myjoyonline.com

Akua Donkor in court; wants Akufo-Addo, Bawumia to step aside over Anas video

Founder of the Ghana Freedom Party, Akua Donkor, has dragged the Attorney General to the Supreme Court asking for President Akufo-Addo and Vice-President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia to step aside after their names were mentioned in an investigative documentary on corruption in Ghana sports.

Akua Donkor said the President and his Vice have questions to answer after Ghana Football Association President Kwesi Nyantakyi alleged, it is possible to pay bribes to land big government contracts.

The allegations were contained in an undercover work conducted by private investigator, Anas Aremeyaw Anas, which has indicted more than 70 referees and top sports administrators allegedly collecting bribes.

Kwesi Nyantakyi has since the public screening of the documentary, resigned and has also been banned by FIFA. He is also under police investigations for defrauding by false pretence after he allegedly used the president's name to woo 'fake investors' to part with millions of dollars in exchange for access to the seat of government.

But Akua Donkor believes there is more to the documentary than meets the eye. The farmer said, there is proof that the claims made by Kwesi Nyantakyi are true.

In her statement of claim, she referred to comments allegedly made by Mr. Nyantakyi that Chinese nationals 'saw their way through Ghana to do their investments through the payment of bribes".

The political party leader argued, the fact that Chinese investors are working in Ghana is proof that the claims are true.

She wants a full-scale investigation into issues raised in the documentary before the president and his vice can go on with their work.

The writ, filed on June 20, 2018 will require the Attorney-General to respond within eight days after receiving the court processes. Madam Donkor said she intends to represent herself in court.