Investigative journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas, has said all necessary documents and evidence against former President of the Ghana Football Association (GFA) Kwasi Nyatkyi have been submitted to the Attorney General for prosecution.
His comment follows claims by the Attorney General Gloria Akuffo that her department has requested for the necessary documentation from Tiger Eye P.I. in order to prosecute Mr Nyatnakyi.
Ms Akuffo said her outfit cannot be blamed for the delay in the prosecution of Mr Nyantakyi.
She said “We will see prosecution; we have made that decision. But we need to have the full evidence and that may impact on what we have in draft now. I am surprised that the impression is being given that somewhat, we are not eager to prosecute. That, in fact, is unfair to this office.
“Particularly because we have been dealing directly with Anas and he knows the effort we have been putting in and what we are calling for and the fact that we have indicated what we need to enable us move on, which he has not supplied to us yet.”
But Anas in and his firm The Tiger Eye PI, a press release, Wednesday said it had done the needful.
“We wish to state that Tiger Eye Pi has not delayed in providing all the necessary documentary proof for prosecution,” the statement said. “We have submitted all audiovisual and paper evidence in our custody to the office of the AG.
“The AG has always worked with documentary evidence supplied by Tiger Eye and has secured convictions. They always make sure they have all the necessary ingredients both audiovisual and paper works.
“The bigger picture of Je Suis Anas is to ensure that justice is not delayed. It does not mean we have lost trust or confidence in the AG and her office to prosecute these cases. The fact that a petition has been sent out does not mean nothing has happened. Our point is simple, we can be faster then we are,” it added.
Mr. Nyantakyi has been banned for life from all football-related activities and in addition, will pay 500,000 Swiss Francs (2,613,051.58) for breaching FIFA’s conflict of interest and other corruption rules.
The ban follows an undercover sting investigation by ace investigative journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas. That investigation was shown in a documentary titled #Number 12 and it uncovered bribery and corruption related activities by referees, and other football administrators.