The first wife of former Ghana Football Association (GFA) president, Mr. Kwesi Nyantakyi, Christine-Marie Nyantakyi, has also confirmed in her first public comment on the Number saga that, the family paid an amount of $100,000 in a desperate attempt to stop the public screening.
She was speaking on Good Evening Ghana hosted by Paul Adom-Otchere on Accra based Metro TV.
Mrs. Christine-Marie Nyantakyi, who’s also the Director of Oasis Montessori School at Teshie Greda Estates, stated emphatically that; in their desperation at the time after seeing pieces of the video, some persons who said they could stop the screening for an amount of $150,000 approached them.
According to her, the husband managed to pay only $100, 000 because he could not afford the original amount.
She however could state emphatically that the persons who demanded the cash were from their camp of the Tiger Eye PI.
According to her, the amount was paid back to them in tranches after the screening of the video.
“Well, there’s information, and there’s truth in that information. 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.”
“They brought $40,000 first; and then later on, they brought $60,000 dollars. I have not gathered the courage to watch the full video, because the small that I watched, I knew that the way he is talking; that is not my husband; something might have gone wrong.”
Mr. Nyantakyi has been banned from all football activities for the rest of his life, and has been fined 500,000 Swiss Francs (equivalent of Ghc2,414,276.46 and $497,490.00 respectively), for various breaches of FIFA’s code of ethics after he was exposed by investigative journalist, Anas Aremeyaw Anas.