Disagreement in Hearts of Oak over Alhaji Akambi’s exoneration

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Two days ago, the news broke that Accra Hearts of Oak board member, Alhaji Briamah Moro popularly known as Alhaji Akambi has been exonerated by an investigative body set up to inquire into a bribery allegations leveled against him.

A section of the club’s supporters had indicted Alhaji Akanbi of taking a sum of GH¢200 from Nkoranza Warriors President, Leslie Kuuku Bartels to aid the transfer of midfielder Emmanuel Sarkodie to the Phobians fold.

He was also accused of demanding a percentage on the transfer of the player should Hearts of Oak eventually sign him, something the Division One club’s boss has since denied.

But the fans maintained their allegation was true and petitioned the Hearts board over the conduct of its member.

A three-member committee headed by Justice Ivy Heward-Mills with Frank Nelson and club Chief Executive Officer Frederick Moore was tasked to investigate the matter.

According to reports from two days ago, the committee after meticulous investigation had exonerated Alhaji Akambi of the bribery allegations leveled against him.

However, speaking to Oyerepa FM, former National Chapters Committee (NCC) Secretary, Maxwell Asabere revealed the board member was exonerated long before the verdict came out. Insisting Alhaji Akambi was exonerated by the club’s Board Chairman Togbe Afede and not the committee

“He was exonerated by the Board Chairman long before the committee even presented its report officially to the Board fee days ago. Yes, he’s free by the absolute uncompromising powers of his friend but the report says not,” he said.

“Ask about the reason there was heated exchanges between Frank Nelson (Committee Chair) and Togbe (Board Chair) over the issue. Please he has been exonerated by the Board Chairman, not the committee,”

“Togbe Afede XIV made sure Kuuku Bartels didn’t appear before the committee. The NCC is meeting this week on it and have invited me but am not sure I will make it,” he added.

In spite of all these happenings, Alhaji Akambi has refused to make comments, claiming the public is the only “committee” left to judge him.

“I would not like to comment about the issue with regards to the bribery allegation and my exoneration”, he told Sylvester Ntim ‘Koke’ of Bryt FM

“Since the issue came I have decided not to talk about it because there is been a committee that has sat down and then they have come out with whatever they have come out, so the remaining one is left to the public to judge. I don’t have to talk about it”, he added.

All these sets up an interesting next few days, for this issue is likely to be one that won’t easily be put to bed.

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