Anas has been totally disgraced – Nyantakyi
Former President of the Ghana Football Association (GFA), Kwesi Nyantakyi has lashed out at ace Investigative Journalist, Anas Aremeyaw Anas after the latter’s defamation suit against Kennedy Agyapong was dismissed.
Justice Eric Baah on Wednesday, March 15 delivered judgment on the GH¢25-million defamation suit brought against the Assin Central Member of Parliament.
The judge awarded GH¢50,000 against the ace investigative journalist, Anas Aremeyaw Anas, describing the claims of the award-winning journalist as “meritless”.
Following the ruling, Kennedy Agyapong dedicated his victory to Kwesi Nyantakyi, who received a lifetime football ban, later reduced to 15 years in the light of Anas Aremeyaw Anas’ Number 12 documentary in 2018.
Reacting to the court ruling, Mr. Nyantakyi said “the High Court’s decision testifies to the truth that Anas Aremeyaw Anas is not honest but as described by the court, he is a blackmailer and an extortionist.
“I have said before that Tiger Eye PI is a terrorist group. We have all been educated in our line of jobs such as journalism, law, engineering, and medicine among others so what is so important to blackmail someone? If the person has really committed a crime, why not just go out and publish their deeds straightforwardly but rather ask for money first?,” he quizzed in an interview on Accra-based Oman FM.
He added that “The judge also described his job as an investigative terrorist instead of an investigative journalist. He has been totally disgraced. He once portrayed himself as an angel, but today I’m not even sure he is at the devil’s level yet.”
Anas in June 2018, premiered a video that exposed corruption at various levels of Ghana football.
The video among other things exposed over 80 referees and match officials receiving monies to fix matches.
With regards to Nyantakyi, he was found in the video supposedly trying to use the name of the President, Akufo-Addo, his Vice, and some other government officials to seal a suspicious business deal.
Anas in the video claimed he gave Mr. Nyantakyi about $65,000 for “shopping” which violated the FIFA code of ethics.
Kwesi Nyantakyi, who also served on FIFA and CAF, lost all positions in local and international football after the exposé.