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Ghana president orders arrest of football assoc. chief over corruption

Ghana president orders arrest of football assoc. chief over corruption

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<p>President of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has ordered the immediate arrest of the country’s football association president, Kwesi Nyantakyi, several local media outlets have reported.</p> <p>The charge for Nyantakyi’s arrest order is said to be defrauding by false pretenses. The president’s order is for all security agencies to search and arrest the Ghana Football Association (<span class="caps">GFA</span>) boss.</p> <p>Nyantakyi at the time of the order was out of the country. Sources say the <span class="caps">GFA</span> President took money from people and promised them that he will “give the President of Ghana some of it” and he also guaranteed them access to the president.</p> <p>The whole issue is linked to an undercover investigation by one of Ghana’s biggest reporters, Anas Aremeyaw Anas. The documentary titled “Number 12” is due to be released on June 6.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-conversation="none" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">More: Ghana FA President Kwesi Nyantakyi will cut short his trip, return to Ghana tomorrow and report turn himself in to the Police. <a href="https://t.co/2E7sXdp9tP">pic.twitter.com/2E7sXdp9tP</a></p>— Gary = (@garyalsmith) <a href="https://twitter.com/garyalsmith/status/998979083756335104?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">May 22, 2018</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-conversation="none" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">?“Ghana is easiest place to do business, all you've to do is to give [Prez of Ghana] <a href="https://twitter.com/NAkufoAddo?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw"><code>NAkufoAddo</a><br>$5m and [Vice Prez] <a href="https://twitter.com/MBawumia?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw"></code>MBawumia</a> $3m. l've the Prez in my pocket, l see him everyday. As for refs, all you need is, give them <span class="caps">GHS</span> 20 and girls. And they are sorted!” – <span class="caps">GFA</span> prez. <a href="https://t.co/38xyAjur33">pic.twitter.com/38xyAjur33</a></p>— Gary = (@garyalsmith) <a href="https://twitter.com/garyalsmith/status/998987003768303616?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">May 22, 2018</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr"><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Ghana?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Ghana</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/football?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#football</a> flagged ‘offside’ by faceless journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas<a href="https://twitter.com/anasglobal?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw"><code>anasglobal</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/BBCPanorama?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw"></code>BBCPanorama</a> <a href="https://t.co/eg5PmIoBm3">https://t.co/eg5PmIoBm3</a> <a href="https://t.co/zD01J3SOwV">pic.twitter.com/zD01J3SOwV</a></p>— Africa Sahara (@africa_sahara) <a href="https://twitter.com/africa_sahara/status/997805753749725190?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">May 19, 2018</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
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