Show your face in court or case will be dismissed – High Court orders Anas in Nyantakyi case

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Award-winning undercover investigative journalist, Anas Aremeyaw Anas, has reportedly been instructed to unmask in open court, by the High Court in Accra in the ongoing criminal prosecution of the former President of the Ghana Football Association (GFA), Kwesi Nyantakyi.

According to, the court instructed Anas to remove his famous bead mask before he testified against Nyantakyi.

The report indicated that the judge presiding over the case told Anas that if he did not testify in open court without his mask, the case would be dismissed.

It can be recalled that in May 2023, the High Court ruled the renowned journalist will be allowed to testify with his bead mask.

However, Kwesi Nyantakyi will be allowed to see Anas Aremeyaw Anas’ face in the chamber before his testimony.

The court was of the opinion that the identity of Anas, who is a witness in the determination of the criminal trial of the former football administrator, arising from the Number 12 documentary which exposed corruption in Ghana football, is crucial to allow the accused to identify him.

This ruling was delivered by the court following an application by lawyers for Nyantakyi seeking an opportunity to see the real face of Anas Aremeyaw Anas to be able to defend himself.

Anas, after the ruling of the court, indicated that revealing his identity to Nyantakyi could be fatal.

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