Kwesi Nyantakyi’s arrest unfair – Bagbin
The yet to be premiered investigative documentary by Tiger Eye PI has caused shockwaves in the country after President Akufo-Addo reported to police that GFA boss, Kwesi Nyantakyi for using his name to allegedly lure some investors, leading to the arrest, and probe on the issue.
However, Second Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Alban Kingsford Sumana Bagbin, has described the call by the president as “unprofessional” and “improper”.
According to him, the expose which is known to have been partly sponsored by the British Broadcasting Corporation, BBC, could be considered “impartial” and “unbiased” as it forms part of the many credible works of Anas Aremeyaw Anas in attempt to root out corruption globally.
He also added that, he finds it unfair that such a document be given to the president to view knowing very well that He (president) and his vice had been fingered in the expose just as the GFA boss.
“It is unfair on Kwesi Nyantakyi. He should also have been given the opportunity to also view it and make his calls as well, since they are all in the same soup,” he said in an interview with Okay FM on Thursday.
“The expose per circulating reports fingers the president, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and his vice, Dr. Mahammudu Bawumia. So I don’t know how the president was able to view it prior to the main screening of the investigative piece, when all others are denied of it” he added.
Commenting on the argument, that, the evidence used in expose per Article 18 (2) may be inadmissible in court as it breaches the law.
He maintained that if the evidence is for the greater good of the country, it could pass for prima facie to prosecute and ensure justice is upheld.
Article 18 (2) of 1992 Constitution of Ghana; stipulates that a person shall be entitled to Protection of privacy of home and other property – No person shall be subjected to interference with the privacy of his home, property, correspondence or communication except in accordance with law and as may be necessary in a free and democratic society for public safety or the economic well-being of the country, for the protection of health or morals, for the prevention of disorder or crime or for the protection of the rights or freedoms of other.
President Akufo-Addo reported Mr Nyantakyi on Tuesday, 22 May after having been privy to investigative journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas’ Number 12 undercover documentary.
Meanwhile, the police have assured the public that due processes would be followed in the investigation.