Former president of the Ghana Football Association (GFA), Kwesi Nyantakyi, has pleaded not guilty to charges brought against him at an Accra High Court on Wednesday, March 4, 2020.
The plea, according to Charles Pouzing, a member of Mr Nyantakyi’s legal team, was the right thing to do as the former football administrator has committed no crime.
He said his client never demanded for money from the ‘supposed investors’ of the Ghana Premier League as stated by the prosecution.
Mr Nyantakyi is being prosecuted by the State for fraudulently demanding $12 million from the supposed investors and promising to land them major contracts in Ghana as well as execute a Memorandum of Understanding on behalf of a non-existent company claiming to be attracting sponsorship for the Ghana Premier League.
The former football administrator, together with Mr Abdulai Alhassan, a former member of the Association’s Executive Committee were granted bail in the sum of GH¢1 million with three sureties each.