The Commercial Court (Division 1) of the Accra High Court has granted an application filed by Attorney General, Gloria Akuffo, seeking to allow the Registrar General to take over the dissipation of assets belonging to the Ghana Football Association, pending liquidation of the petition before the court.
The court, presided over by Justice Samuel Adibu Kwame Asiedu, was of the view that the state will suffer grave consequences if the application is refused.
Registrar General Mrs Jemima Oware, will, thus, take custody of all assets of the GFA.
Ms Akuffo went to court with a firm plan to liquidate the GFA.
According to her, the GFA, in its current state, is not fit for the purpose for which it was established.
In her argument before the court, the A-G said the GFA was being used for illegal purposes, hence the government’s decision to protect the interest of the public.
“We are asking that the court should order that the Registrar General as the legal liquidator be asked to take over,” Madam Akuffo told journalists after securing an interim injunction on the activities of the GFA on Tuesday, June 12.
The plan to liquidate the GFA was contained in a petition filed by the Attorney General, acting on behalf of the government last month at the High Court for the dissolution of the GFA.
This comes on the heels of an investigative documentary dubbed Number 12, done by investigative journalists, Anas Aremeyaw Anas, which uncovered massive corruption within the GFA.