Anas to testify in court with disguised mask

A Tiger Eye PI Investigative Journalist, Anas Aremey­aw Anas, will testify in open court with a disguised mask in the case against the former Ghana Football Association (GFA) President, Kwesi Nyan­takyi.

However, Anas would unmask for Mr Nyantakyi to identify him in Chambers prior to testifying in court.

Initially, the prosecution had requested Anas, star witness, to testify in-camera, but lawyers for Anas opposed the request.

The High Court presided over by Justice Marie Louise Simmons said no phones and other record­ing gadgets would be brought into the Chamber.

The court said it was in the interest of justice that where the liberty of a citizen was at stake, such a person was given the needed facilities to defend him or herself.

Justice Simmons said the wit­ness was a principal character in the determination of the case, and the identity of the said witness was crucial to allow accused to identify the said witness and be able to defend himself.

The court said the witness had been seen in public addressing journalists while wearing his bead masks, and that it showed that the said witness was comfortable appearing in public while disguis­ing himself.

The former GFA president was charged with fraud and corrup­tion over his involvement in the Anas Aremeyaw Anas Number 12 Exposé.

Nyantakyi, who is also fac­ing the charge of conspiracy to commit fraud with the former Northern Regional Representative of the GFA, Abdulai Alhassan, pleaded not guilty.

The two football administrators have been admitted to their pre­vious bail sum of GH¢1 million each with three sureties, to be justified.

They are also to report to the case investigator until the final de­termination of the case. —GNA

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