$150k Claim: Nyantakyi clutching onto straws – Anas
Ace Investigative Journalist, Anas Aremeyaw Anas has described as a “complete fabrication” claims by the beleaguered former President of the Ghana Football Association that he was asked to pay $150.000.00 by a third party representing him (Anas) to drop the #number12 investigative piece.
In a lengthy statement, Kwesi Nyantakyi, said he rejected the offer because he did not have the said amount to meet the demand.
“Let me also confirm 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.
“My humble request to the Ghanaian public now is this, having heard my side, whatever your view is, please tell Anas to let you have the benefit of the full video devoid of his prior commentary and advice. You are capable of understanding things yourself.
“Unfortunately, I do not have a video to show you because I dealt with people I trusted to be businessmen because they were introduced to me by a person I knew well. I have learnt the bitter way that the fact you trust someone does not mean you must trust who they trust,” he stated.
But in a swift response, Anas debunked the extortion claim by the former 1st Vice President of CAF as “a figment of Mr. Nyantakyi’s Imagination and has no merit.”
“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,” stated Anas Aremeyaw Anas in a statement Monday.
That notwithstanding, the Investigative Journalist has thrown a challenge to the disgraced GFA Boss to name the third party in his $150.000.00 claim.
“In fact, Tiger Eye is willing to provide undercover support to assist him find this third party should he extend an invitation to vs again,” he said.