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Anas to testify without face mask in chambers

An Accra High Court has ruled for renowned investigative journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas to be unmasked in chambers anytime he testifies in the criminal charges brought against former President of the Ghana Football Association, Kwesi Nyantakyi.

Anas, who has been extremely reluctant to appear in court without his mask, will now have to remove his mask before he can testify in Chambers.

This comes after the Supreme Court quashed an earlier ruling by a lower court giving permission for Anas to testify in camera.

The journalist, whose investigation led to Nyantakyi resigning several football posts, claimed his life would be in danger if he testifies in court.

The order of the High Court 2, Criminal Division granted permission to Anas Aremeyaw Anas to testify on camera in the case against Kwesi Nyantakyi.

In June 2018, the former member of Fifa’s executive council was filmed taking $65,000 in cash from an undercover reporter in a film captured by journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas which was aired by BBC Africa’s investigations unit, Africa Eye.

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