Lawyer Kofi Bakai, a private legal practitioner, stated that if found guilty of the complaint against him, Ghana Football Association President Kurt Okraku will be removed from office by FIFA.
This comes after a Ghanaian whistleblower named Akwasi Osei Nkrumah filed a complaint with FIFA’s Ethics Committee, requesting that GFA President Kurt Okraku be investigated and prosecuted for violating the FIFA code of ethics.
In his 17-page petition, he claims that Mr. Okraku violated five articles of the Code of Ethics, including forgery and falsification, conflict of interest, abuse of position, the duty of loyalty, and football match manipulation.
However, when asked what the consequences would be if the FA president were found guilty, lawyer Kofi Bekai said in an interview with Rainbow Sports:
If found guilty, he will be removed from office by FIFA, which may be the least severe punishment for the FA president.”
If no grounds are found, Kurt Okraku can sue the petitioner for malicious prosecution, according to lawyer Kofi Bakai.
“The petitioner can be sued for malicious prosecution by Kurt Okraku if he [Okraku] is not guilty of those five grounds, and the damages could run into the millions of Ghana cedis”.
Meanwhile, the whistleblower, Akwasi Osei Nkrumah, assured FIFA that he is ready to provide additional evidence on the subjects if a full-scale investigation into the matter is launched.
By: Enoch Sarfo/Rainbowradioonline.com/Ghana