Mrs Christine-Marie Nyantakyi, wife of the former president of the Ghana Football Association (GFA), Kwesi Nyantakyi, has said she believes strongly that her husband was put under a juju spell of sorts, by those who entrapped him into receiving a bribe which was captured on video by investigative journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas in his Number 12 documentary, which, in turn, led world football governing body, FIFA, to impose a life ban on him with a fine of SFr500,000 (GHS2.4 million, $497,490).
Speaking to Paul Adom-Otchere on Metro TV’s Good Evening Ghana programme on Tuesday, 6 November 2018, Mrs Nyantakyi said the person she saw in the video taking bribes was not the husband she knew.
“I’ve not gathered the courage to watch the full video because the small that I watched, I knew that; ‘That is not my husband’, she said, explaining: “The way he is talking, it’s not my husband. Something might have gone wrong. So, I’ve not had the courage to watch the video”.
“I don’t know what they did to him, my husband is a very sceptical person, I mean you don’t just get him to follow you or do things like that”, she insisted.
Asked by Paul Adom-Otchere whether her husband could have been hexed through incantation, juju or native medicine, Mrs Nyantakyi said: “Yeah”.