Former President of the Ghana Football Association Kwesi Nyantakyi has slapped investigative Journalist, Anas Aremeyaw Anas and his Tiger Eye PI team with three legal suits – defamation of character, infringing on his fundamental human rights and deceit and fraudulent misrepresentation, his Spokesperson Dr. Martin Luther Obeng has confirmed.
This follows a recent video documentary by the journalist and his investigative team alleged to be exposing rots in Ghana football in which the former FA President was seen receiving cash gift contrary to football rules.
Kwesi Nyantakyi has denied the claim by Tiger Eye that the cash was a gift in a statement he released recently, insisting that the money was meant to offset his traveling expenses to Dubai for a meeting with Anas and his team.
The former 1st Vice President of CAF and a FIFA council member is seeking punitive damages against Anas and Tiger Eye PI for defaming him.
Mr. Nyantakyi is also heading to court for a perpetual injunction restraining the defendants from further publishing the video.
Speaking to Dr. Martin Luther Obeng, spokesperson for Mr. Nyantakyi, he confirmed one the suits has been filed.
“Yes we filed a suit against Anas Armeyaw Anas and his Tiger Eye PI team On Friday. Details of the suit you already know. It’s a defamatory suit. Other suits will be filed but they have not been filed yet. The rest will be handled in court,” he told 442gh.com.
Nyantakyi is currently being investigated by the Criminal Investigation Department of the Ghana Police Service over a charge of defrauding by false pretense.
According to 442gh.com, however, Nyantakyi’s lawyers will be filing the second suit – infringement of his fundamental human rights this week.