Anas fires back at Nyantakyi over blackmail accusation

Tiger Eye PI, the investigative agency of controversial journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas has accused the embattled former Ghana Football Association (GFA) President Kwesi Nyantakyi of clutching at straws when he accuses them of blackmail in the production of a documentary on corruption in Ghanaian football.

Mr Nyantakyi in a statement on Monday morning said Anas and his Tiger Eye PI operatives through a third party demanded that he (Nyantakyi) paid $150,000 to cancel the screening of the documentary titled #Number12.

"Let 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 didn’t have the said amount of money to meet his demand," Nyantakyi wrote in his statement. 

However, Tiger Eye PI in a reaction said the claim that a third party made a demand of $150,000 for Anas is "a complete fabrication, a figment of Mr Nyantakyi's imagination and has no merit".

"We dare Mr Nyantakyi to name this third party. In fact, Tiger Eye is willing to provide undercover support to assist him find this third party should he extend an invitation to us again," the Tiger Eye PI statement said.

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The statement also dared Mr Nyantakyi to substantiate allegations that his email was hacked, describing the claims as a fabrication to make him appear like a victim.

"Regarding the purported hacking of Mr Nyantakyi's email, this is also manufactured to make him appear like a victim. Again, we dare him to substantiate who hacked his email and how the person did. In this day of advanced technology, these events are traceable.

"We wish to advise Mr Nyantakyi to address the issues uncovered by Tiger Eye investigations without seeking to pull others into his behaviour".

In a response to Mr Nyantakyi's request for the Ghanaian public to be shown the full documentary devoid of his prior commentary and advice, Tiger Eye PI said the raw tape and all documentary evidence have been submitted to the security agencies to investigate.

Read the entire statement below;