Former Chairman of the Black Stars B Management Committee Eddie Doku has denied allegations that he took a bribe in order to influence game time for Hearts of Oak winger Patrick Razak in last year’s WAFU Zone B Tournament.
Video evidence in Anas Aremeyaw Anas’ latest investigative exposé which was premiered on Wednesday, showed Mr. Doku, who was the Chairman of the team’s Management Committee, agreeing to push for the involvement of the player after receiving an unspecified amount of money.
Doku is seen taking money from the undercover reporter from Tiger Eye. Doku takes the money, unwraps it and splits the cash into the left, right and back pockets of his trousers.
However, Doku has dismissed the claims and has threatened legal action upon return from Iceland, where he is supervising the Black Stars’ friendly game against the Strákarnir okkar.
Here is the full statement:
Good Morning all. I normally do not encourage anything like this on this platform. But please allow me this once.
I am with the Black Stars in Iceland and received a video clip of myself in the Anas series receiving money in the open in front of the RFA office.
Please, it is not true what the caption says, that I am being bribed to influence the selection of Patrick Razak into the Black Stars B.
I am simply telling you, who serves as chairman, the truth is that I was not taking a bribe as the video seeks to portray. My lawyers are taking the matter up. I shall be back on Saturday, God willing. At least I owe you this.