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Despite paying Anas $100,000 to hide exposé, he released it – Kwesi Nyantakyi confesses

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Kwesi Nyantakyi, the former president of the Ghana Football Association, has claimed that he bribed ace investigative journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas $100,000 not to air his role in the Number 12 documentary.

In an interview with Onua FM, Nyantakyi described the talks and transactions that took place before the program aired.

He identified certain notable persons who were aware of the incident and were involved in the preparations that resulted in his allegedly paying $100,000 to Anas.

He said that he received a refund after appearing in the program, which aired in 2018.

“Before the video was released, Adam Munkaila, a former colleague on the GFA Exco, took me to Anas’ lawyer.” I saw him at his home in Westland, and he told me Anas was his pupil who had informed him that he needed $150,000 to bury the story.

‘I paid them $100,000, but they said it wasn’t enough and then went ahead and released the tape,’ he stated in an interview with Captain Smart on Onua TV Tuesday morning.

“After the video was out, I requested a refund, which was processed in installments. They’d deliver $20,000 today, and another $10,000 tomorrow. They told me tales, but I ultimately got everything back,” he explained.

In the same interview, Kwesi Nyantakyi, who is running to succeed John Kumah as MP for the Ejisu constituency, apologized to President Akufo-Addo for mentioning his name in the documentary.

“I accept I was incorrect in mentioning the President [Akufo-Addo] and his Vice [Dr Mahamudu Bawumia] in that occasion. “I apologize and hope they forgive me,” he added.


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