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General News of Friday, 8 June 2018


It will be unfair to ask Nyantakyi to resign - Lawyer

Private legal practitioner, lawyer Maurice Ampaw, has added his voice to the expose from the Number 12 video premiered at the International Conference Centre yesterday [Wednesday].

The lawyer said the call on Nyantakyi to resign is immature because Anas has not shown the video to the GFA boss, the GFA as a body. So Nyantakyi cannot resign, he said.

‘’It is not yet time for Nyantakyi to resign. Anas have not submitted an official copy so how can you ask Nyantakyi to resign. Anas showed the video to those he thinks have been defamed.

He has not given an official copy to the suspected persons. So before Nyantakyi will resign, Anas will have to give GFA a copy, then GFA will copy Nyantakyi then they will have an official receipt of the video, and also look at it, call Nyantakyi to come answer and then they can tell him to reasonably resign and if he fails to resign, they will do what is needful.

For now, it is the public watching the video. Nyantakyi and GFA should get a copy so they can start an internal process. You cannot ask someone to resign because the public has watched the video.

That is unfair,’’ he said. Nana should sue Nyantakyi for defamation He was of the view that, although the president has reported the case to the CID, he can still go to court on the issue of defamation. ‘’The presidency has been defamed. Anybody whose name was mentioned by Nyantakyi has been defamed.

The president and his vice and the others mentioned could take a civil action to redeem their damaged reputation and clear any doubt in the minds of people.

So I am advising that, apart from the criminal prosecution, there should be a civil action; they should go and restore their reputation by filing a civil suit and seeking serious damage against Nyantakyi for defaming them.’’

The controversial lawyer explained to Rainbow Radio’s Nhyiraba Kwabena Asirifi that, Anas Aremeyaw Anas is a lawyer and has studied criminal law and so in exposing people, he searches for the criminal element. He focuses on the crime since his expose bother on corruption and the video is evidential in value.

‘’If Anas gives copies of the video to CID, EOCO, CHRAJ or Special Prosecutor, I can tell you, everybody in the video will be invited and cautioned, charged by the Attorney-General to face trial…I am expecting Anas to release a certified copy to all the appropriate bodies including the FA so they can start in house cleaning.

They will have to suspend all those involved. The nation will also have to look at the criminal element and process the culprits for court.’’

The lawyer warned, ‘’failure to do so, the A-G will be in trouble, failure to do so, the president will be in trouble, failure to do, football people will be in trouble. So it is not a joke. We are serious in this country. That is the position now.’’