Editor-in-Chief of the New Crusading Guide newspaper, Kweku Baako Jnr has confirmed the existence of a third party in the Anas-Nyantakyi saga.
The former boss of the Ghana Football Association (GFA), Mr Kwesi Nyantakyi, had alleged that prior to the airing of the exposÃ©, he was contacted to make a payment of $150,000 to Tiger Eye PI team so that the video, which unearthed unbridled corruption within the GFA, would not be presented for public viewing.
“Let me also confirm that there was a demand on me through a third party to part with $150,000 for Anas to drop the videos on me. I didnâ€™t have the said amount of money to meet his demand,” the embattled former GFA boss said in an eight page statement.
He further added that he made available an amount of $100,000 for the movie remaining a balance of $50,000.
A claim which the Tiger Eye PI team has flatly denied.
The ace investigative journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas in a sharp rebuttal described Mr Nyantakyiâ€™s claim as a â€œcomplete fabrication, a figment of his imagination.â€
Contributing to a panel discussion on Wednesdayâ€™s edition of Peace FM’s morning show â€˜Kokrokooâ€™, Kweku Baako confirmed that indeed there is a third party, but would rather Mr Nyantakyi names the individual.
The Seasoned Journalist further disclosed that days before the premiere of the Number 12 investigative piece, that third party tried to â€˜compromiseâ€™ the documentary â€œbut now that Kwesi Nyantakyi is the one making the allegation, he should mention the name and I will also come out with mine and we will see who is telling the truthâ€.
â€œ…Nyantakyi is the one making the allegation; there is a third party; he should mention the name of the third partyâ€¦The lawyer attempted to compromise the integrity of this projectâ€¦so there is indeed a third party. It is important that once heâ€™s decided to go along that path he mentions the third partyâ€¦this is a good opportunity; identify the third partyâ€¦letâ€™s put the third party on the spot. As soon as the third party is identified, I will make the evidence availableâ€¦on air for everybody to listen; for Ghanaians to judge for themselves…â€ he indicated.