Nyantakyi, a former 1st Vice President of CAF, and FIFA Council member was discharged in March 2021 by Justice Comfort Tasiame of Criminal Court 4 of the Accra High Court on the basis that the case had adjourned for more than a year.

She noted in her decision that “I think the prosecution may need a longer time to put their house in order. It’s been one year since we set out to do a case Management Conference but due to the excuse by the Learned Counsel for the Republic, that they have a witness statement to file, we kept adjourning this case till today.

“I think in these modern times there can be a way out for prosecution who has the whole state apparatus behind her to file a witness statement without us going and coming.”

“Justice delayed they say Justice denied. Justice is two-way traffic for prosecution and accused as well,” the respected Judge noted.

“As it stands now, I have no option other than to discharge the accused persons. Any time prosecution is ready, they can do the needful.

“Accused persons are discharged,” Justice Comfort ruled.

However, Counsel for the Republic Victoria Asieduaa, proceeded to Criminal Court 2 of the High Court on March 24, 2021, to have the case heard afresh.

Nyantakyi filed an opposition against the move of the Republic, requesting that the case be taken back to Court 4, but on June 7, Justice Elfreda A. Dankyi ruled that the case will be heard in her court.

The Republic finally filed its witness statements after two years since the former WAFU B President was charged, and wants his testimony in camera, which was granted on March 9, 2022.

“The court is of opinion that based on the relevant sections (sic) of the Constitution the testimony of the witness Anas Aremeyaw Anas will be held in camera,” Justice Dankyi ruled.

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However, there are arguments that, first, the premiere of the ‘Number 12’ documentary was done in the open without any security concerns, so why would a hearing in court with full security be done in camera and not in an open court?

“Tiger Eye PI and its CEO, Anas Aremeyaw Anas went public with the video documentary because it was in the public interest and should have his testimony in open court, too. The public has an interest in his testimony,” they said.

The Supreme Court is expected to hear the matter on May 24, 2022.

Kwesi Nyantakyi and Abdulai Alhassan were slapped with three charges including fraud by the Accra High Court in March last 2020.

Two other charges were conspiracy to commit fraud and fraud for their roles in a documentary dubbed number 12 by Tiger Eye PI.

They have made almost 20 appearances in court since the case began two years ago.