Kweku Baako, editor-in-chief of the New Crusading Guide Newspaper has faulted the presidency for the ‘rushed’ press conference that officially announced that the President had reported Kwesi Nyantakyi to the police.
He says the presidency erred in addressing the press to lay bare portions of the yet-to-be released video of investigative journalists, Anas Aremeyaw Anas.
“What the presidency did was a breach of confidentiality agreement. Mind you Tiger Eye PI did the work in collaboration with the BBC and they were absolutely shocked to hear that the presidency had gone public with details of the video,” Kweku Baako furiously stated.
He further discloses that the initial agreement was for the presidency to wait till Anas releases the video before coming public on the matter.
“The presidency jumped the gun there and I am not happy with that at all. I have made the President Akufo-Addo aware,” he said when commenting on the ranging controversy surrounding the arrest of the president of the Ghana Football Association.
Kwesi Nyantakyi, who arrived in the country today from CAF assignments in Morocco and Egypt, went to the CID Headquarters in Accra following a report made by President Akufo-Addo that the GFA boss used his name and office fraudulently.
In a secret audio-visual recording by Anas, titled, “Number 12”, Kwesi Nyanatakyi is heard saying, “I have President Akufo-Addo in my pocket and can secure any contract, it’s just a matter of paying”.
He adds: “Ghana is the easiest place to do business. All you have to do is pay the president $5 million and pay the vice president $3 million and we will control this country.”
President Akufo-Addo reported him 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.