My husband paid $100,000 to stop #12 release - Christine Nyantakyi
The first wife of the embattled former Ghana Football Association (GFA) boss, Kwesi Nyantakyi has disclosed that her husband made a desperate move to stop the screening of an investigative documentary that implicated him in a bribery scandal.
It will be recalled that, in the lead up to the premiere of Number12 an investigative documentary which has resulted in his lifetime ban from football, reports emerged that Anas Aremeyaw Anas and his Tiger Eye PI team were rejected a $100,000 bribe to stop its screening.
Tiger Eye PI subsequently denied being involved in a plot to blackmail Mr Nyantakyi.
However, Mrs Christine-Marie Nyantakyi has now shed light on how her husband parted with $100,000 in a bid to stop the screening of the video.
Speaking in an interview on Good Evening Ghana on Tuesday, October 6, 2018, Mrs Nyantakyi said they were desperate after seeing pieces of the video and were approached by some persons who said they could stop the screening for an amount of $150,000.
According to her, her husband only shelled-out $100,000 for the purpose, but the amount was paid back to them in tranches after the screening of the video on June 6.
She said: “Well, there’s information, and there’s truth in that information. Apparently, we became so desperate when we realized that all that they presented to us were false, so we tried to make some interventions, and they proposed that he pays some money. They proposed $150,000; my husband couldn’t afford it, so he gave out $100,000 dollars, and they came back to him and said the person says you need to add $50,000, and he said well, I don’t have it; that’s all that I have.”
“They brought $40,000 first; and then later on, they brought $60,000 dollars. I have not gathered the courage to watch the full video, because the small that I watched, I knew that the way he is talking; that is not my husband; something might have gone wrong.”