Number 12: Sannie Darra, others charged with money laundering

The Ghana Police Service has charged four leading officials of the defunct Ghana Football Association (GFA) who were seen demanding bribes in exchange for favours in the Number 12 exposé by Anas Aremeyaw Anas.

Media report suggests the implicated officials include Abdul Ganiyu Lawal, Nii Komiete Doku, Leanier Addy, all members of the FA’s decision-making Executive Committee and Communications Director of the GFA, Ibrahim Sannie Darra.

The four who reported to the police headquarters on Thursday have since denied the charges, according to reports.

A police source revealed that Kofi Manu, chairman of the FA’s Player Status Committee who was also captured in the expose, is expected to have his date with the investigators on Monday, July 9.

Sannie Darra on Thursday filed a defamation suit against Anas and his investigative firm, Tiger Eye PI demanding damages in excess of GHC20 million.

On June 6, Anas premiered his latest documentary which sought to expose massive corruption in Ghana football.

Then GFA president, Kwesi Nyantakyi, other FA officials and many referees were captured in the documentary receiving money as cash gifts and allegedly to influence matches or the discharge of their duties.

In the ensuing public outrage after the exposé, Mr Nyantakyi was arrested by the police on his arrival in Ghana from international duties in Morocco, following a report to the police by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo that the FA boss had criminally used his name and that of other leading government officials to solicit money.

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