“Lawyer Djan is currently begging Nyantakyi to keep quite over the $100K” bribe – Kevin Taylor claims

Kwesi Nyantakyi
Kwesi Nyantakyi

Journalist Kevin Ekow Baidoo Taylor has accused lawyer Kwame Djan of trying to silence former Ghana Football Association president Kwesi Nyantakyi regarding an alleged $100,000 bribery scandal.

Taylor claimed that it was true that “Nyantekyi gave money to lawyer Kwame Djan” who he describes as President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo’s “close legal friend.”

This revelation comes after Nyantakyi said in an interview last week that, “Before the video was released, a former colleague at the GFA Exco, Adam Munkaila, took me to Anas’ lawyers, a certain Kwame Djan, a lecturer at Legon. I met him at his residence around Westland, and he told me Anas was his student and had informed him he needed $150,000 to kill the story. I had never been to his house before,” he said in an interview on Onua TV.

‘I gave them $100,000, but they told me the amount was inadequate and later went ahead to release the video. After the video came out, I asked for a refund and even the refund was done in pieces. Today, they would bring $20,000, and the next day another $10,000. They were giving me stories, but eventually I got everything back,” he added.

According to Taylor, this Kwame Djan in question has since this revelation, been, “begging Nyantakyi to keep quiet over the 100,000 USD”, due to his alleged soon-to-be appointment to the Supreme Court.

“The reason why Djan is begging Nyantakyi is that Nana Addo has appointed him in waiting to the Supreme Court. He is going to replace one Mariama Owusu who is retiring. This 100, 000 USD issue if is reported to the General Legal Council would end his ambition to the Supreme Court. The reason he is begging Nyantakyi not to talk about the matter again. If you talk about this his going to the Supreme Court is finished. He would do everything to stop people from probing, since Nyantekyi has some evidence of receipts of the money. How can a lawyer of such high standard going to Supreme Court stoop so low to collect a bribe and pay back in instalments. If you don’t talk they would go ahead and take him to the Supreme Court,” Taylor wrote.

Taylor, who made these revelations in an X post, also connected Djan to other key influential figures like Member of Parliament for Assin Central, Kennedy Agyapong, the Okyenhene, and Ghana’s Inspector General of Police (IGP), Dr. George Akuffo Dampare.

He described Djan as an “An NPP guy directly from Akyem Aboakwa. He is a distant family member of Nana Addo and the Okyehene. He is also a lecturer at the University of Ghana and recently represented Dampare at the public inquiry. Ralph Agyapong works in Djan and associates which belongs to Djan so Kwame Djan is also Kennedy Agyapong’s lawyer.”

Djan, also a lecturer at the University of Ghana, had allegedly also lied to Nyantakyi that he was Kevin Taylor’s lawyer as well.

“All along he had lied to Nyantekyi that he was my lawyer when actually I had nothing to do with him,” Taylor revealed.

Nyantakyi reportedly possesses evidence of the payments made to Djan. Despite returning the money in instalments upon realizing the potential consequences, Djan now faces threats from Nyantakyi to report the matter to the General Legal Council.

“Nyantekyi paid to Djan, who when realizing it would bring him problems paid back in bits to Nyantekyi. Nyantekyi has the evidence and is threatening the whole system that he would refer it to the GLC since he is also a lawyer,” he noted.

The gravity of the situation has stirred widespread speculation, with Nyantakyi’s threats looming over legal circles. While Djan is yet to respond to these damning claims, Taylor believes Nyantakyi’s actions stem from dissatisfaction with unfulfilled promises from the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP).

Despite denials from Anas and his firm, Tiger Eye P.I., Nyantakyi maintains his version of events, alleging that Kwame Djan, who was introduced to him as Anas’ lawyer, demanded $150,000 to suppress the exposé. He claims to have paid $100,000 but received a refund in instalments after the video’s release.

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