Former Ghana Football Association president Kwesi Nyantakyi has revealed that an agent of undercover journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas attempted to extort $150,000 with the idea of deleting his portion from the #Number 12 exposè ahead of its premiering on June 6.
According to the former Fifa council member, he couldn't raise the said amount leading into his recent troubles.
"From the outset, let me state that I do not support corruption in any form. It is counterproductive and undermines the credibility of any endeavour," the statement read.
"In the same vein, I will condemn any premeditated and deliberately contrived scheme as well as any prejudicial piece of work undertaken under the guise of fighting corruption only for purposes of pursuing the private agenda of people intended to tarnish my reputation and cause disaffection for me among members of the general public.
"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," the statement added.
Nyantakyi also insisted that he will challenge the case in court to its legitimate limit.
"I assure all my friends and loved ones that I am determined to deal with this matter in accordance with the law as well as the most ethical and professional standards," he said.