Sports News of Fri, 6 Jul 20184
Anas exposé: GFA officials not formally charged – CID boss
The Director-General of the CID, Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCOP), Maame Tiwaa Addo-Danquah has, in an interview with Starr Sports, denied media reports which claim formal charges have been filed against four officials of the Ghana Football Association who were indicted in the #Number12 exposé by investigative journalist, Anas Aremeyaw Anas.
Describing the charge claims as false, the CID boss clarified that the officials were invited to give her outfit their caution statements and informed they were being investigated for money laundering and visa racketeering.
“We haven’t charged anybody yet,” she noted before explaining that “when police invite somebody and the person is questioned, maybe it’s just a caution, you take a caution statement from the person.”
Tiwah Addo-Danquah continued: “To get to a point when somebody is charged is when you take the person to court so, for now, we have informed them.
“We have given them a warning that we are investigating these cases (money laundering and racketeering) and they are to assist us. So I don’t want you to use the word charge.
“We are investigating the whole GFA’s #Number12 saga. In the course of the investigation, we try as much as possible to make sure we have all the necessary evidence we need before we come public on it and so it will be too premature to say that anybody has been charged,” she further told Starr Sports.
Messrs. Abdul Ganiyu Lawal, Edward Nii Komiete Doku, Ibrahim Sannie Darra and Madam Leanier Addy are the four GFA officials reported to have faced the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of the Ghana Police Service on Thursday.
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