The ongoing trial of four suspects, Osarfo Anthony, Ekow Micah, Sarah Kwablah, and Chris Handler, accused of extorting money from Asamoah Gyan, continues on Monday, 13th February, 2017.
On 3rd Nov, 2016, of the hearing, Asamoah Gyan’s lawyer, Kissi Agyabeng, was the next witness to testify but was nowhere to be found when the case was called. The Prosecutor told the court: “My Lord, the docket of this case has been referred to the Attorney General’s office.”
The judge, who could not help laughing in open court, said, “I’m surprised. I will give you a long adjournment. Let’s come back but make sure you come with a letter to explain why the referral of the case to the AG.”
Lawyer Kissi’s Scheme
First witness in the case, in the person of Asamoah Gyan’s manger, Samuel Annim Addo, told the court that Osarfo Anthony was doing publications on the Gyan and Sarah Kwablah rape and sodomy allegations last year on a blog, GHBase, Osarfo writes for.
A witness in the case, Nii Amarh Armateifio, a worker at 3 FM at TV3, approached Osarfo and asked him to stop the publication and that whatever money the latter’s media house will lose, Asamoah Gyan is prepared to pay the publishing cost to kill the story.
Osarfo, insisted the whole proposal be put on paper and signed; something both parties agreed and did. On the day Asamoah Gyan’s manager met Osarfo and gave part of the agreed sum, the police arrested Osarfo and later charged him for extorting money from Gyan.
According to Asamoah Gyan’s manager, Sammel Annim, it is Gyan’s lawyer, Kissi Agyabeng, who directed him on the whole scheme to get Osarfo arrested.Ghanapoliticsonline.com
To achieve what, Lawyer Kissi could not be in court to explain to the court – however, the case has been referred to the AG.
The case continues on Monday, 13th February, 2017.