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General News of Monday, 18 June 2018


Nyantakyi received $65k – Anas insists and dares him to prove otherwise

Anas Aremeyaw Anas Anas Aremeyaw Anas

Tiger PI, the investigative firm headed by renowned undercover journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas, remains resolute in insisting that the beleaguered former President of the Ghana Football Association (GFA), Kwesi Nyantakyi indeed received $65,000 and not $40,000 as claimed in his press statement on Monday.

A signed statement from Tiger PI noted that all expenses including cost of hotel and accommodation expenses were borne by the Tiger PI team even though it was an official meeting.

The statement further indicated that the raw tape together with all documentary evidence have been submitted to the security agencies to investigate.

Read the full statement below;

Our attention has been drawn to a statement making the rounds in the media attributed to the suspended FIFA Council member Kwesi Nyantakyi over our latest deception reporting on Ghana football.

The statement in part states that “….there was a demand on me through a third party to part with $150k for Anas to drop the videos on me. I didn’t have the said amount of money to meet his demand”.

We understand that, under the circumstances Mr Nyantakyi finds himself, he would want to clutch unto any straw to become credible. Anyone who knows Nyantakyi well, knows that he does not give up easily. And as a lawyer he knows that the rule of the game is evidence.

The claim that a third party made a demand of $150k for Anas is a complete fabrication, a figment of Mr. Nyantakyi’s imagination and has no merit. We dare Mr Nyantakyi to name this third party. In fact, Tiger Eye is willing to provide undercover support to assist him find this third party should he extend an invitation to us again.

Regarding the purported hacking of Mr Nyantakyi’s email, this is also manufactured to make him appear like a victim. Again, we dare him to substantiate who hacked his email and how the person did. In this day of advanced technology, these events are traceable.

We wish to advise Mr Nyantakyi to address the issues uncovered by Tiger Eye investigations without seeking to pull others into his behaviour.

The meeting was between the Tiger Eye team on the one part and Nyantakyi and Alhassan Abdulaih (Abu), former Northern regional GFA president, on the other part. Under no circumstances was there a meeting with a third party. We are not aware/privy to any meeting with former footballers and two others. This is also another lie. We are not surprised at his rate of manufacturing stories without any proof. He is good at it. From his own admissions, Mr Nyantakyi did not have the consent of the political authorities to negotiate on their behalf, yet he made a fantastic presentation on their behalf.

In conclusion, we would like to re-emphasize that Mr. Nyantakyi was given $65k as a gift. All hotel and accommodation expenses were borne by the Tiger Eye team although this was an official meeting. The raw tape together with all documentary evidence have been submitted to the security agencies to investigate.

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