Sam Djata George has suggested that the Criminal Investigations Department of the Ghana Police begin their probe into the murky situation revolving around the Kwesi Nyantakyi and the presidency from the office of the president before narrowing it down to the Ghana Football Association, GFA.
According to him, the presidency could be “hiding something” more grievous hence attempting to shield itself from the consequences.
The MP for Ningo Prampram believes the hasty manner in which the president reported the details involving Mr. Nyantakyi in the yet to be screened investigative piece dubbed, “Number 12” by the Anas Aremeyaw Anas suggests the president is seeking to protect some government appointees by sacrificing the GFA boss to divert attention from his inside caucus; who could be neck deep involved in grievous acts of corruption.
“They think sacrificing Kwesi Nyantakyi would blur the lines that he was only discussing standard business operations with the presidency. The rot starts from the head,” he said in a tweet on Wednesday.
He posited that, Kwesi Nyantakyi’s posture and confidence is a clear indication that he could be wielding a lot of power from the top (the presidency) at the time he was boasting to the investors he could secure them contracts through dubious means.
Consequently, Sam George called on the CDI to begin the investigation from the presidency before jumping on state entities like the Ghana Football Association.
In a secret video 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.