Member of Parliament for Builsa South Dr. Clement Apaak has expressed dismay at the attitude by the ruling government towards Anas Aremeyaw Anas and his Number 12 expose which exposed massive corruption at the Ghana Football Association (GFA), formerly led by embattled Kwesi Nyantakyi.

The MP is asking reasons why a president who promised to use the Anas principle to fight corruption is today dragging his feet on cases investigated by the award winning journalist.

According to him, the previous National Democratic Congress (NDC) under former President Mahama never attacked and undermined world done by Anas as some top government officials of the NPP doing today.

“Folks, Anas and his Tiger Eye PI did work that had enough to warrant investigation and prosecution under Prof. Mills!

Anas and his Tiger Eye did work that had enough to warrant investigation and prosecution under John Mahama!

None in the then ruling NDC, including its AGs, party big wigs and apparatchiks had reason to question the methods, products and the outcome of the Anas Principle.”

The MP was reacting to comments by the Attorney General Madam Gloria Akuffo that Anas would have to provide her office with more evidence to prosecute Mr Nyantakyi.

Madam Akuffo has said although her office is eager to prosecute former president of the Ghana Football Association (GFA), the evidence required to continue with the process is lacking.

She told the BBC the A-G’s Department has requested for the necessary documentation from the Tiger Eye P.I. firm led by the investigative journalist, Anas Aremeyaw Anas to facilitate the prosecution of Mr Kwasi Nyantakyi, but is yet to receive same.

“The Department can only make concrete moves when the required documents are provided and until that is done, there is not much that can be done, she noted.

Mr. Nyantakyi has been banned for life from all football-related activities and in addition, will pay 500,000 Swiss Francs (GHS 2,613,051.58) for breaching FIFA’s conflict of interest and other corruption rules.

The ban follows an undercover sting investigation by investigative journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas. That investigation was shown in a documentary titled #Number 12 and it uncovered bribery and corruption related activities by referees, and other football administrators.

The #Number 12 documentary was premiered in June last yearT

he former GFA president was caught in the video peddling influence and bragging about his connections with powerful politicians in the country.

Anas has expressed worry at delays in prosecuting Mr Nyantakyi despite the enough evidence provided.

The investigator believes the legal practitioner must not be allowed to go scot-free and that “If Nyantakyi is not prosecuted, our collective fight against corruption will be meaningless. It will also send a signal to many citizens that the law only deals with the poor, but the rich and powerful cannot be held responsible for their actions.”

But the A-G says her office cannot be blamed for the slow pace of the case adding, “we will see prosecution; we have made that decision. But we need to have the full evidence and that may impact on what we have in draft now. I am surprised that the impression is being given that somewhat, we are not eager to prosecute. That, in fact, is unfair to this office.

“Particularly because we have been dealing directly with Anas and he knows the effort we have been putting in and what we are calling for and the fact that we have indicated what we need to enable us move on, which he has not supplied to us yet,” she said.

But Dr. Apaak reacting to the comments by the AG, Dr. Apaak said “Today, the NPP in power under Akufo-Addo has difficulty accepting the outcome of the Anas Principle in the form of #12 and Galamsay fraud part 1! Even the AG seems reluctant to act on evidence provided by Anas and his Tiger Eye!

For the first time Anas is soliciting public support to compel the AG to act on evidence gathered via the Anas Principle to fight corruption! Ask yourselves why?”

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Folks, Anas and his Tiger Eye PI did work that had enough to warrant investigation and prosecution under Prof. Mills!

Anas and his Tiger Eye did work that had enough to warrant investigation and prosecution under John Mahama!

None in the then ruling NDC, including its AGs, party big wigs and apprachiks had reason to question the methods, products and the outcome of the Anas Principle.

The then opposition NPP led by Nana Akufo-Addo had no doubt about the work of Anas and the outcome of the Anas Principle.

Today, the NPP in power under Akufo-Addo has difficulty accepting the outcome of the Anas Principle in the form of #12 and Galamsay fraud part 1! Even the AG seems reluctant to act on evidence provided by Anas and his Tiger Eye!

For the first time Anas is soliciting public support to compel the AG to act on evidence gathered via the Anas Principle to fight corruption! Ask yourselves why?

Dr. Apaak
M.P, Builsa South

 

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