A High Court will allow former Ghana Football Association (GFA) President, Mr. Kwesi Nyantakyi to see the face of investigative journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas before a court proceeding in which the journalist is said to be a principal witness in the determination of the case.
This is set to happen following an application by the counsel of the former GFA President requesting that the accused, Mr. Nyantakyi be given the opportunity to see the real face of the witness.
Anas Aremeyaw Anas is always seen in a beaded costume that covers his face, an act that seeks to prevent people, especially perpetrators of corruption revealed by him from recognising him.
Mr. Nyantakyi is being tried over a corruption case during his administration revealed by the journalist in a documentary titled “Number 12.”
The court has ruled that for justice to be served and that where the freedom of a citizen is implicated, such an individual must be given the necessary facilities to defend himself.
Therefore, it has been ruled that although Mr. Anas will be disguised in a mask, Mr. Nyantakyi will have the opportunity to see his real face.
“Investigative journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas will testify against Former GFA President Kwasi Nyantakyi in open court but disguised in a mask.
“Mr. Nyantakyi will however have he opportunity t see his face in chambers before such testimony,” the court ruled.