The Attorney-General and Minister of Justice, Gloria Akuffo, has disclosed that she has not received sufficient evidence to prosecute anybody following the Number 12 exposé by investigative Journalist, Anas Aremeyaw Anas.
“I’ve not received any docket from the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of the Police Service to prosecute it since the Police started the probe and is ongoing and when they forward anything to me, I will look at it,” she explained.
She noted that it is not the intention of government to collapse the Ghana Football Association (GFA) as reported by the media.
Madam Akuffo said government has engaged with the world governing body FIFA, to find ways to address the challenges after the Number 12 exposé was premiered. She added that the State only took steps to prevent further damages and protect the interest of Ghana football.
BACKGROUND TO NUMBER 12 EXPOSÉ
The Number 12 exposé by Ace Investigative Journalist Anas Aremeyawo Anas and his Tiger PI team revealed that the then GFA President Kwasi Nyantakyi and a number of referees and football officials were caught on tape engaging in corrupt practices which include match fixing, dubious sponsorship deals, under hand dealings, influence peddling among other unacceptable practices in the game.
The investigative team bribed more than 70 referees, match commissioners, officials of the GFA and the National Sports Authority (NSA) and the Ministry of Youth and Sports with sums ranging from GH¢300 to GH¢5000 to influence the award of red cards, yellow cards, penalties and visa deals.
The then President of the GFA, Kwesi Nyantakyi, was allegedly paid the highest amount of 65,000 for assuring the investors, who later turned out to be Anas’ team of his readiness to get good sponsorship deals and contract from government.
Mr Nyantakyi is challenging the content of the video and refuted all the claims raised against him.
The undercover investigative piece by Anas Aremeyaw Anas and his Tiger PI team premiered on June 6, 2018 at the Accra International Conference Centre.
FIFA has withdrawn the threat of ban after government withdrew the liquidation suit.