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Sports News of Wednesday, 5 September 2018


Anas Number 12: Prosecution will soon begin - Deputy Sports Minister

Perry Okudzeto, Deputy Sports Minister Perry Okudzeto, Deputy Sports Minister

Deputy Sports Minister, Perry Okudzeto, has assured Ghanaians prosecution will soon begin to ensure persons who were implicated in the Anas Number 12 expose, are brought to book.

Speaking in an exclusive interview with Rainbow Radio’s Worlanyo Warlace, the Deputy Minister said, the police are still probing the matter and at the appropriate time, they will surely come out with their findings.

He was optimistic the measures adopted by government will help sanitize football administration in Ghana.

"The security agencies are still conducting investigations and I believe prosecution will surely be initiated,’’ he added.

The Attorney General, Madam Gloria Akuffo, in a recent interview with Rainbow Radio 87.5FM disclosed she has not received any docket to prosecute any person captured in the Anas video.

"I have not received any docket for prosecution. It will be recalled that when the issues started, the CID started a probe. The probe is still on going and when they forward anything to me, I will look at it,’’ she explained.

The investigative team of Anas Aremeyaw Anas bribed more than 70 referees, match commissioners, officials of the Ghana Football Association (GFA), officials of the National Sports Authority (NSA) and the Ministry of Sports with sums as low as GH¢300 to influence the award of red cards, yellow cards, penalties and visa deals.

Money paid to the officials ranged from GH¢300 to GH¢5,000. The President of the GFA, Mr Kwasi Nyantakyi, was allegedly paid the highest amount of $65,000 for assuring the investors, who later turned out to be Anas’s team members, of his readiness to get them good sponsorship deals and juicy contracts in government.

He is challenging the content of the video and refuted all the claims raised against him.