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General News Wed, 27 Mar 2019

'You already have it' - Anas responds to A-G request for raw Nyantakyi tape

The Attorney-General’s request for additional evidence to prosecute former Ghana Football Association (GFA) boss has already been complied with, the lawyer for Anas Aremeyaw Anas has said.

“Everything has been handed over,” Kissi Agyabeng, lawyer for Anas told Joy News’ Top Story Tuesday.

Anas has piled fresh pressure on the Attorney-General to prosecute Kwesi Nyantakyi, a key target in his investigative documentary which showed him allegedly peddling influence.

Anas has been collecting signatures in an online petition. But in an interview with BBC, the Attorney-General Sophia Akuffo said the Department has been waiting on Anas to bring in more evidence, the absence of which is stalling prosecution.

But Kissi Agyabeng believes there may have been a disconnect between Anas and the A-G’s Department because all raw and uncut videos requested have been delivered.

The specific video is an interaction in Accra between Anas Aremeyaw Anas and Kwesi Nyantakyi.

There is no confusion over the supply of a video of an interaction in Dubai between the two. It is the Accra recording that the A-G wants.

Kissi Agyabeng noted what the A-G wants, she already has.

The criminal lawyer, however, believes, the Attorney-General does not need this video to carry out the prosecutions.

“The premium on it is not that germane. It is my firm belief that the state institution could go ahead with the raw uncut video.”

There is also sufficient email correspondence between Anas, posed as a businessman, and the accused.

Nonetheless, it is within the Attorney-General’s wisdom to decide which evidence is needed to enhance prosecution’s case, he said.

The President, Nana Akufo-Addo, reported Kwesi Nyantakyi to the police in May 2018 after watching Anas’s investigative video ahead of the public broadcast.

He has allegedly used the name of Nana Akufo-Addo and Vice-President, Dr. Bawumia to induce potential investors to part with various sums of money.

FIFA moved to ban Mr. Nyantakyi for life from all football-related activities and in addition, he will pay 500,000 Swiss Francs (GHS 2,613,051.58) for breaching FIFA’s conflict of interest and other corruption rules.

Source: Myjoyonline.com
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