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General News of Monday, 18 June 2018


Anas not ‘a true investigative journalist, I’ll fight him legally – Kwesi Nyantakyi

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Former Ghana Football Association President Kwesi Nyantakyi has called into question the investigative work of Anas Aremeyaw Anas, suggesting he is not a true investigative journalist as has been touted.

Anas who has in the last decade been on a mission to ensure that corrupt and evil persons in society are ‘named, shamed and jailed,’ released his new investigative documentary on June 6 in which he accused Mr. Nyantakyi of corruption and breaches some football rules.

The two-year investigative work, which was premiered Wednesday, exposed how some GFA officials, referees, football administrators and those in the sports ministry received bribes in various sums to compromise their positions and work.

Key officials among those caught in the corruption quagmire are Mr. Nyantakyi, the Greater Accra Regional FA president Eddie Doku and the Northern Sector FA president Abu.

Mr. Nyantakyi was consequently given a 90-day ban by FIFAforcing him to resign his presidency.

In his officially signed statement issued Monday morning, Mr. Nyantakyi punched holes into the #Number12 investigative documentary by Anas and described same as “shoddy work”.

He argued the documentary was fraught with “cut and paste incoherent presentations”.

In a bid to absolve himself of any wrongdoing, the embattled Nyantakyi said Anas and his Tiger Eye PI team “resorted to twisting the facts through voice over commentaries and subtitling instead of allowing the videos to speak for themselves”

What Anas did, in his estimation, does not constitute the work of a true investigative journalist.

Manasseh Azure’s pops up

“An investigative journalist does real-time investigations and not through contrived scheme of entrapment,” he pointed out, and cited Manasseh Azure as a true example of an investigative journalist.

He has thus vowed to legally deal with the matter, saying “I am determined to deal with this matter in accordance with the law”

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