Embattled former Ghana Football Association (GFA) president, Kwesi Nyantakyi has finally broken his silence on the Number 12 expose by Tiger Eye PI lead by Anas Aremeyaw Anas.
The lawyer says Anas would not have survived his schemes if he were living in other jurisdictions.
He told Accra based Oman Fm he has filled a case in Dubai where he was illegally recorded by the Tiger Eye PI team.
He said, Anas would have to respond to the issues and explain why he illegally recorded him.
‘’It is only in Ghana he would have done this and gone scot free. I am not sure he would have done this in Dubai and gone scot free.”
He also insisted Anas demanded an amount of $150, 000 to drop the case and that was the genesis of the saga that has brought him embarrassment.
‘’Anas is not working because he loves Ghana, he is working for money. They are businessmen and when they demand for money and you are unable to pay for the money, they will disgrace you. He asked a lawyer working at the University of Ghana, Legon to call me and strike the deal with me and because I could not pay them, they premiered the video.’’
Kwasi Nyantakyi noted that he never met Anas in the course of his work but met the late Hussein-Suale on several occasions.
He described Tiger Eye PI as a criminal company that is engaging in illegal activities.
‘’They don’t have a a license to do what they are doing…The just bouncing on people’s rights and recording them without any recourse for them to defend themselves.’’
He is also alleging some opposition at the GFA paid Anas and his team sponsored the Number 12 project with an amount of $400,000.
Mr Nyantakyi said he knew he was being recorded but he did not know it was for an ill motive.
Football’s world governing body launched an investigation after Nyantakyi was pictured taking $65,000 (£48,000) from an undercover reporter.
Fifa fined Nyantakyi 500,000 Swiss francs (£390,000).
Nyantakyi was also vice-president of the Confederation of African Football and a member of the Fifa Council.
He stepped down as GFA president in June after film of him allegedly accepting a ”cash gift” was made public.”
The film was captured by journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas and BBC Africa’s investigations unit, Africa Eye, received exclusive access to the footage.
Nyantakyi later resigned his Caf and Fifa posts but claimed the footage had been doctored to falsely incriminate him.
The adjudicatory chamber of Fifa’s ethics committee said the ban for life applied to “all football-related activities at both national and international level”.