Government orders police to probe GFA officials, Sports Authority boss
The government has referred all officials of the Ghana Football Association (GFA) and the acting Director General of the National Sports Authority (NSA) to police for investigations.
This is as the government takes steps to dissolve the GFA after the corruption exposé by investigative journalist, Anas Aremeyaw Anas.
The government in a statement said the actions of the relevant officials were “potentially criminal.”
The statement said mater was “forthwith referred to the Police for further investigations and appropriate action.”
“The police are to take all such relevant measures as necessary to ensure that contents of the documentary are rapidly and thoroughly investigated,” it added.
The extent of corruption in the Anas’ #Number12 documentary stunned even the most cynical of observers.
Several high-ranking members in the GFA, including its President Kwesi, Nyantakyi, have been implicated in acts of corruption.
Kwesi Nyantakyi was the first person publically implicated in alleged corruption ahead of the documentary screening.
He used the name of the President, the Vice President and other senior officers of the government to collect money and lure supposed foreign investors interested in establishing businesses in Ghana.
The already suspended Robert Sarfo Mensah was also seen accepting a bribe to influence player selection and give certain players more minutes at the FIFA U-17 World Cup held in India in 2017.
The investigative journalist caught many Ghanaian FA officials and referees in alleged match-fixing deals.
Top football administrators were also seen taking money to influence call-ups for players into the national team and more playing time.
Notably, Eddie Doku, the Greater Accra Regional FA boss, was caught on tape allegedly accepting a bribe to influence game times for a player in the Black Stars Team B.
Two legislators; Assin Central MP, Kennedy Agyapong and Lawra MP, Anthony Karbo, were also severely tainted by the revelations.
In the video, Kwesi Nyantakyi alleged that Anthony Karbo was his middleman to get potential investors to the presidency.
Anthony Karbo, also the Deputy Minister for Roads and Highways was invited by the CID and interrogated on Monday, May 28, 2018.
There is also the suggestion from Anthony Karbo that Kennedy Agyapong was given control of the Ministry of Transport as a reward.
This is because of the controversial MP’s campaign contributions to the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP).
Kwesi Nyantakyi is also heard telling undercover reporters that the Transport Minister, Kwaku Ofori Asiamah, was the Assin Central MP’s pick.