The Supreme Court has requested investigative journalist, Anas Aremeyaw Anas, to show up in open Court to confront the previous President of the Ghana Football Association, Kwesi Nyantakyi, over his controversial journalistic embarkmment.
The High Court approved an oral application by the prosecution in the criminal suit of Kwesi Nyantakyi for Anas Aremeyaw Anas to give proof in-camera as an prosecution witness.
The choice of the court was opposed by legal counselors of Kwesi Nyantakyi who documented a certiorari application at the High Court.
In their application, the legal counselors, chaired by Thadeus Sory, contended that the request of the High Court disregards the common liberties of the applicant, as ensured under the 1992 Constitution, and that the request was made regardless of the strategies and rules of the court which expects that a formal and not an oral application be taken in such conditions.
They additionally said that the request of the court was made in overabundance of jurisdiction of the court.
Nyantakyi’s attorneys argued that the High Court’s decision was wrong and asked the High Court to permit Anas’ account of events be made publicly.
The High Court, overseen by Justice Baffoe-Bonnie, in its decision on Tuesday, November 8, 2022, expressed that the commended investigative journalist, ought to show up in court and give his account openly as an prosecution witness.
Nyantakyi showed up before the Accra High Court in March 2021 and was hit with three charges.
The humiliated football director’s charges incorporate connivance to commit extortion, misrepresentation and corruption by a public official, the report recorded by the Attorney General’s office indicated.
This came after Nyantakyi was caught in Anas’ ‘Number 12’ investigative undertaking, purportedly taking monetary rewards and peddling impact.
This prompted him to be relieved of his duties as GFA President, as well as losing his stations as FIFA Council Member and 1st Vice President of CAF.