Anas’ No 12 documentary may not have come out if Nyantakyi had paid $150,000 in full – Nyaho-Tamakloe
Former Chairman of the Ghana Football Association (GFA), Dr Nyaho Nyaho-Tamakloe wants Ghanaians to treat with contempt, undercover reports coming from Investigative Journalist, Anas Aremeyaw Anas and his Tiger Eye PI team.
Dr. Nyaho Nyaho-Tamakloe insists Anas Aremeyaw Anas is a dishonest person who does not have the interest of Ghanaians at heart in relation to his work as an investigative journalist.
The elder statesman says he is convinced that, investigative pieces from the camp of the celebrated journalist are enveloped with lies as has been alleged by some critics including Member of Parliament for Assin Central, Kennedy Ohene Agyapong.
He maintains Anas can easily be compromised since his documentaries, such as the famous Number 12 which exposes alleged corruption in Ghana football, are first seen by government officials and even the prime suspects before they are shown to the general public.
In an exclusive interview with www.newswiregh.com, the statesman once again, criticised Anas Aremeyaw Anas for allowing president, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia and former Presidents have the first view of his Number 12 documentary saying it was a wrong move.
“I still insist that none of the people who saw the tape should have seen it before it came out. That particular Number 12, I am told, was also seen by the past presidents; President Rawlings, President Kufuor, President Mahama and then it was seen by the current president, President Akufo-Addo. I believe strongly it’s totally wrong and nobody can change my mind about that,” Dr. Nyaho Nyaho-Tamakloe maintained.
The former GFA Chairman’s comments follow claims by Kwesi Nyantakyi’s wife, Christine-Marie that her husband parted with a whopping $100,000 in a bid to stop the screening of the investigative piece.
Speaking for the first time on her husband’s Fifa lifetime ban and his exit from the Ghana Football Association as President, Mrs. Nyantakyi said her husband, after seeing excerpts of the video, paid some persons who told him they could stop the screening of the documentary for an amount of $150,000.
“Apparently, we became so desperate when we realized that all that they presented to us were false, so we tried to make some interventions, and they proposed that he pays some money. They proposed $150,000; my husband couldn’t afford it, so he gave out $100,000 dollars, and they came back to him and said the person says you need to add $50,000, and he said well, I don’t have it; that’s all that I have,” Mrs. Nyantakyi disclosed in an interview on November 6th edition of Metro TV’s Good Evening Ghana.
According to Dr. Nyaho Nyaho-Tamakloe, these revelations from Kwesi Nyantakyi’s wife affirm his earlier assertions that Anas Aremeyaw Anas may not be as credible as many people think.
He strongly believes the Number 12 documentary would have been covered up if the former GFA President was able to settle the $150,000 demand.
“Nyantakyi’s wife has just told us that they had the chance to view the tape six months before it was shown to the general public. Maybe if Nyantakyi had been able to meet their demands. Whatever demand it is I am not interested in that, this case might have gone under water and nobody might have heard anything about it,” Dr. Nyaho Nyaho Tamakloe reiterates.
He adds, “I personally will not believe that the work that Anas is doing is an honest work in the interest of Ghanaians. To me, this has come to support my claim that what he is doing is shrouded with a lot lot lot of lies.”