The General Secretary of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Mr Johnson Asiedu Nketia, has said the ongoing police criminal investigations against the Ghana Football Association (GFA) Boss, Mr Kwesi Nyantakyi, will amount to nothing.
Describing it as a sham, Mr Nketia, popularly referred to as General Mosquito, also criticised how President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo handled the issue involving the GFA President. According to him, it was not right for the President to have reported the alleged scandal to the police.
In an undercover investigation conducted by ace Investigative Journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas, the President of the GFA was alleged to have used the name of President Akufo-Addo, and the Vice-President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, to solicit funds from prospective investors.
The investors were actually undercover investigative journalists.
After watching excerpts of the video, President Akufo-Addo reported the case to the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) of the Ghana Police Service (GPS) who have since begun an investigation into the matter.
The police slapped a charge of defrauding by false pretence against Mr Nyantakyi.
But addressing the tertiary wing of the NDC in Koforidua last Thursday, Mr Nketia insisted that the ongoing investigation by the police CID would come to naught.
He told the tertiary students that the President’s action proved there was more to the revelations.
“Nobody will defend Kwesi Nyantakyi if indeed he did what he did. He has to face the law much as any other person in his situation must face the law.
“Nobody should make any attempt to defend President Akufo-Addo or Dr Bawumia or the Chief of Staff or anybody if they are found to be culpable, but don’t rush to take decisions that will compromise the case. When the NPP wants to spoil a case, they are the first to report to the police and then charge the person with wrong charges so that the person will walk away,” he said.
Meanwhile, the Deputy Minister of Roads and Highways, Mr Anthony Karbo, whose name was also mentioned in the video, has also been invited by the police.