Four officials of the Ghana Football Association (GFA) are undergoing investigation over money laundering charges.
According to Graphic Sports, four of the leading members of the GFA namely, Abdul Ganiyu Lawal, Nii Komiete Doku, Leanier Addy, all members of the association’s Executive Committee and Sanni Daara, the Spokesperson of the Ghana FA who were captured in the Anas exposé were invited by the Criminal Investigative Department (CID) over charges of money laundering and visa racketeering, but they were granted bail after questing.
It is understood that four of the GFA officials invited to the CID were accompanied by their lawyers. They denied guilty of the charges leveled them.
A lawyer for one of the indicted FA officials, said the was surprised at the charges levelled against his client given what was shown in the # Number12 documentary.
"It is difficult to explain how the police arrived at such charges when the documentary evidence they are basing their charge on did not indicate such offences.
"Maybe, just maybe, they have more evidence than what we have been made to believe and we await their further action. While my client is ready to cooperate with the police in their investigation, I will resist any attempt to hang around his neck an offence he did not commit," the lawyer told the Graphic Sports.
“How can alleged bribery suddenly change to money laundering and racketeering?”
Exactly a month today, multiple award winning journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas premiered his latest investigative piece dubbed ‘Number 12’ in his quest to unravel rots in Ghana football.
Several top officials of the GFA, including the erstwhile president of the Ghana FA Kwesi Nyantakyi and over 70 match officials were caught on camera receiving monies suspected to be bribes.
Football in the country has been put on hold following the exposé and Kwesi Nyantakyi has resigned from his position at GFA, CAF and FIFA.