Former President John Agyekum Kufuor wants officials who are captured in the controversial investigative video, “Number 12” severely punished.
The former president who described as “evil” the acts of graft perpetrated by some referees and officials of the Ghana Football Association demanded that the matter be further probed and culprits brought to book.
Sharing his thoughts on the video, Kufuor said, “I want the nation to be shocked by this practice, it is evil. I believe Ghana is a country of laws so investigation should be put to work and of course, the outcome should be applied strictly, according to law.”
The investigative work by Tiger Eye PI, owned by internationally acclaimed journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas has dominated headlines for weeks with NPP firebrand Kennedy Agyapong, and some others fighting vehemently to block the film from screening.
Weeks ahead of the premiering, it emerged that the President of the Ghana Football Association, Kwasi Nyantakyi used the name of President Akufo-Addo to solicit bribes from purported foreign investors.
President Akufo-Addo consequently lodged a complaint leading to the investigation of Mr Nyantakyi by the Criminal Investigations Department of the Ghana Police Service earlier in May after watching excerpts of the film.
Mr Nyantakyi was interrogated by the CID and had his phones and laptop seized as part of investigations.
Number 12 will be premiered at the Accra International Conference Center today [Wednesday] and Thursday at 3 pm, 5 pm, 8 pm and 10 pm.