The former President of the Ghana Football Association (GFA) Kwesi Nyantakyi has disclosed plans to sue BBC, ace Investigative Journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas and the Tiger Eye PI over the number 12 undercover documentary.
According to the spokesperson to the former President, Dr. Martin Luther Obeng, lawyers of Mr. Nyantakyi have been advised to also petition the British Parliament over BBCâ€™s sponsorship of the number 12 documentary.
Speaking on Joy FM, Dr. Obeng stated the apology by Mr. Nyantakyi is not an admission of guilt adding that the former FIFA council member is willing to fight the case in court to redeem his image.
Mr. Nyantakyi on Monday denied claims by Anas that he received 65, 000 dollars bribe in the recently aired documentary.
The former CAF Vice President also claimed in his statement on Monday that a demand of $150, 000 was made by a third party representing Anas to drop the number 12 investigative piece.
In his lengthy response, Mr. Nyantakyi said he rejected the offer because he didnâ€™t have the said amount to meet the demand.
Mr. Nyantakyi who resigned after he was handed a 90-day ban by FIFA is also demanding the entire recording made by Anas.
â€œLet me also confirm that there was a demand on me through a third party to part with $150k for Anas to drop the videos on me. I didnâ€™t have the said amount of money to meet his demand.
â€œMy humble request to the Ghanaian public now is this, having heard my side, whatever your view is, please tell Anas to let you have the benefit of the full video devoid of his prior commentary and advice. You are capable of understanding things yourself.
â€œUnfortunately, I do not have a video to show you because I dealt with people I trusted to be businessmen because they were introduced to me by a person I knew well. I have learnt the bitter way that the fact you trust someone does not mean you must trust who they trust.â€
Mr. Nyantakyi also claims that his email account was hacked on five separate occasions last year and suspects Tiger Eye to have done the hacking to concoct emails.
â€œI also reject all fabricated emails constructed from my account to implicate me in a wrong-doing. I have evidence that at least on five (5) occasions during the period under review, some person[s] gained unauthorized access to my email account. The avowed aim of the Tiger Eye Team being mischief, my belief is that my email account was hacked with the deliberate aim of tarnishing my reputation. â€