Deputy Attorney General (AG), Joseph Dindiok Kpemka, has revealed that the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) of the Ghana Police Service has completed its investigations on former Ghana Football Association (GFA) boss Kwasi Nyantakyi.
Mr. Nyantakyi, who has been handed a life ban by world football governing body, FIFA, was caught on video in an expose by investigative journalist, Anas Aremeyaw Anas allegedly engaging in dubious corrupt practices in clear breach of the code of ethics of the game.
This caused him to lose his job as GFA President, CAF 1st Vice-Chair and a member of the prestigious FIFA executive committee.
Several months after that scandal and an order from President Nana Akufo- Addo for him to be arrested, little has been heard of the case leading to speculations that the state isn’t showing enough commitment to prosecute him due to his close ties to the ruling party.
However, in an interview with Class FM’s Ekow Annan, on Thursday, 1 November 2018, Mr Kpemka said the CID is done with its work and will forward the docket to the A-G’s department for the prosecution to commence on Thursday or Friday.
“The CID did an investigation of the case; they have gathered their evidence, the facts, and the necessary documentation. As I speak with you I can tell you on authority that they have confirmed that they are done with their investigations and they are forwarding the docket to us sometime today or tomorrow,” the MP for Tempane constituency stated.
He said the absence of the docket is the reason the case has stalled since the A-G’s department will have to review the document to know the appropriate charges for culprits involved in any crime.
He emphasised that government and the AG “have never ever shirked their responsibility” in relation to the Nyantakyi case.
He added that they will not review the docket to satisfy public anger but to satisfy the country’s constitutional mandate.