Wife of the former president of the Ghana Football Association (GFA), Kwesi Nyantakyi, Mrs Christine-Marie Nyantakyi, has admitted that her embattled husband attempted to stop the Nation wide airing of the Number 12 documentary.
According to Mrs Nyantakyi, blackmailers demanded they pay $150,000 as bribe to kill the story, an maount she said her husband couldn’t come up with.
She said they could only garner $100,000, which was paid to the blackmailers, who later insisted that until the balance of $50,000 was added, they would not kill the story.
Mrs Nyantakyi told Paul Adom-Otchere on Metro TV’s Good Evening Ghana programme on Tuesday, 6 November that: “… Apparently, we became so desperate when we realised that all that they presented to us were false, so, we tried to make some interventions, and they proposed that he pays some money. They proposed $150,000; my husband couldn’t afford it, so, he gave out $100,000 dollars, and they came back to him and said the person says you need to add $50,000, and he said: ‘Well, I don’t have it’; that’s all that I have’.”
She said the blackmailers later returned the money in instalments after the screening took place.
“They brought $40,000 first; and then later on, they brought $60,000 dollars. I have not gathered the courage to watch the full video, because the small that I watched, I knew that the way he is talking; that is not my husband; something might have gone wrong.”
Asked by Paul why she thought her husband fell for the bait, she said; “I don’t know what they did to him. My husband is a very skeptical person; I don’t know what they did to him to follow them like that. You don’t just get him to follow you like that.”