Anas Aremeyaw Anas has suffered a setback as the Supreme Court of Ghana required the journalist to appear in open court without his customary face mask in order to face Kwesi Nyantakyi.
The highest court in Ghana decided on Tuesday morning that the reluctance journalist must testify in the case involving the former Ghana FA President in court without wearing a facial mask.
Anas, who has been incredibly afraid to even show up in court let alone without his mask, will finally be seen in the public when he gives a testimony in front of the judge.
This comes after the Supreme Court overturned a previous decision by a lower court allowing Anas to testify in secret.
The journalist said his life would be in danger if he testified in court after his probe forced Nyantakyi to quit from multiple football positions.
Anas Aremeyaw Anas was permitted to give a videotaped testimony in the case involving Kwesi Nyantakyi by an order of the High Court 2, Criminal Division.
However, following an appeal by Nyantakyi’s attorneys, the Supreme Court decided in favor of the former head of football and ordered Anas to appear in person so Nyantakyi could cross-examine him in public.
The Supreme Court has decided that Anas Amereyaw Anas must testify in public.
In an effort to defend his identity, Nyantakyi is pursuing his lawsuit against the contentious journalist.
Following the documentary, the former Ghana FA captain is currently facing a worldwide suspension.
Nyantakyi, who was ascending to the very top of world football administration, was forced to leave his positions with CAF, including that of first vice-president, the second-highest ranking official in the organization behind Ahmad.
As part of a controversial documentary by Ghanaian investigative journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas, undercover reporters discreetly captured Nyantakyi and other football officials from around the continent accepting monetary presents.