A former president of the Ghana Football Association (GFA) Kwesi Nyantakyi has compared the modus operandi of renowned undercover Journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas’s Tiger Eye PI Firm which investigated him in the football corruption scandal, as similar to a terrorist group, ISIS.
Nyantakyi, who has been banned for life from all football-related activities by Fifa, described Tiger Eye PI as “a criminal organisation.”
“Anas behaves like ISIS,” Nyantakyi stated in his first interview on Net2 TV on Thursday. “They set people up and I was set up.”
According to him, Tiger Eye PI is not a credible organisation, describing Anas’ outfit “as a criminal organisation infringing on people’s rights.”
He indicated that he might sue Anas again for “infringing on his right” in Dubai, where the laws bar people from recording persons “secretly.”
Mr Nyanatakyi who’s a lawyer by Profession insisted Anas’ team demanded money from him “through a lawyer at the University of Ghana” to drop his video.
“They asked a lawyer who teaches at Legon, he knows him, he’s his friend. He contacted me and asked me to pay $150,000 and I said I didn’t have the money and that’s why all these hullabaloos. They were even demanding $400,000 because the project about me was a sponsored project. Some people in the GFA who were against me paid $400,000 to Anas to do that.”
Nyantakyi was captured in an investigative documentary engaging in corrupt and bribery activities. He was initially handed a provisional 90-day ban, which was later extended for 45 days.
“The adjudicatory chamber of the independent Ethics Committee has banned Mr Kwesi Nyantakyi, former President of the Ghana Football Association (GFA), for life from all football-related activities (administrative, sports or any other) at both national and international level,” a Fifa statement of Tuesday reads.
“The adjudicatory chamber found Mr. Nyantakyi guilty of having violated art. 19 (Conflicts of interest), art. 21 (Bribery and corruption) and art. 22 (Commission) of the FIFA Code of Ethics, 2012 edition.
“As a consequence, Mr Nyantakyi is banned for life from all football-related activities (administrative, sports or any other) at both national and international level. Additionally, a fine in the amount of CHF 500,000 has been imposed on Mr Nyantakyi.
“The decision was notified to Mr Nyantakyi today, and the ban comes into force immediately,” the Fifa statement read.