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Asamoah Gyan And Anthony Osarfo To Face Off In Court On Friday

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Renowned entertainment writer Anthony Osarfo would on Friday face-off with former Blackstars Captain Asamoah Gyan in court after the journalist sued the footballer for one million Ghana cedis.

The Genesis of the case

Readers would remember that Asamoah Gyan in 2015 made waves after a lady identified as Sarah Kwablah accused the footballer of raping her after he had visited her house.

The story was reported by Anthony Osarfo and Chris Handler who were later arrested by the police after the footballer through his manager Samuel Anim Addo reported the two for trying to extort money from Asamoah Gyan.

The rape allegation brought against Gyan never made it to court because the footballer maintained and accepted that he had sex with the victim but it was consensual making the Attorney General by then clear him of all the charges.

On the arrest of Anthony Osarfo and the others for extortion which according to the laws of the country is Second Degree Felony in Section 151 of Ghana’s Criminal and Other Offences Act.

It was established that Anthony never intended to blackmail the footballer with the said monies but it was rather his manager(Samuel Anim Addo) who promised to give him some money so he could kill the story which he did but later went to report to the police Anthony was extorting monies from them.

After three and half years legal battle, the court presided by Her Ladyship Afia Agbanu Kumador in her 16-page ruling stated that:

“1st Applicant (Anthony Osarfo) cannot be criminally held liable for conspiring with anyone to extort and indeed extort money from Complainant because the moment PW1 (Samuel Annim Addo) reported the matter to police and he agreed to entrap 1st Applicant, there was no threat operating on his mind which induced him to pay the money.”

One million suit against Asamoah Gyan

Anthony after his release from police custody narrated that he was beaten by the policemen stationed at the Airport Police Station.

After he was cleared by the court, he decided to sue the footballer and his manager for what he described as malicious prosecution.

According to him, they two got him arrested over a crime they know very well he didn’t commit. Secondly they kept vital information from the prosecutors which would have ended the case a long time.

Due to that, he is suing them and praying that the court makes them pay for General Damages of One Million Ghana Cedis and legal fees.

Asamoah Gyan and his manager playing hide and seek

Lawyer for the journalist Yaw Dankwa of Dankwa and Associates Chambers, made several attempts since last year August 24, 2020, to direct service of the writ on the Defendants but all attempts proved futile.

Lawyer for the Plaintiff therefore resorted to substituted service; where the sitting judge on the case, Her Ladyship, Justice Ellen Vivian Amoah, directed that the writ be posted at the premises of Ghana Football Association (GFA), the 1st Defendant’s house (Basilica at new Weija), and the notice board of the High Court for 21 days.

The Defendants called the bluff of the court—they refused to enter appearance and/ or defense.

The Plaintiff, again, through his lawyer, filed a motion on notice for judgment in default of appearance-thus; the Plaintiff sought leave of the court to notify the Defendants that if they fail to come to court, judgment will be passed against them.

The judge upheld the motion and gave an order for the motion to be posted at the premises of Ghana Football Association (GFA), the 1st Defendant’s house (Basilica at new Weija), and the notice board of the High Court, this time, for 14 days.

For the second time, the Defendants failed to enter appearance and/ or defense.

After almost a year of serving the Defendants, the Plaintiff finally filed a supplementary affidavit and a hearing notice, praying the court to pass judgment against the Defendants come Friday, May 14, 2021.

The Defendants, through their lawyer, A. A. Somuah-Asamoah of Appiade Chambers, have filed a motion on notice for leave to enter late appearance and defense. In simple terms, they are now poised for litigation.

The Defendants claim in their motion that they were out of the country when the Bailiff served them.

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Lady Who Murdered GH Media Student, Priscilla Tsegah Captured On CCTV | WATCH

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A 23-year-old woman by name, Priscilla Tsegah, was stabbed to death by her female friend in a hotel where they lodged for two days.

Her body was found in the hotel room after she had been declared missing by her family with her friends running a social media campaign using her pictures and appealing to the public help find her.

She is said to have been stabbed in her lower abdomen by another lady identified only as Natashia, suspected to be the “lesbian partner’ of the deceased. Natashia took to her heels after the incident and no eye balls have been set on her since.

Natashia is alleged to have murdered her lover after the boyfriend of Priscilla, yet to be identified, went to the Justa Hotel, at New Legon, where the two women were lodging.

According to workers of the hotel, Natashia booked a room in their facility on May 20, 2021 at about 6:43pm and after one hour and 17 minutes, she left and returned with Priscilla, whose identity was not known by the hotel until after her death.

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Korle-Bu Shooting: Ghana Police Release Investigation Notice Over Killing Of Police Officer

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KUBILIVE earlier reported on a robbery attack on the Korle-bu road in Accra.

According to a post shared on social media by media personality Afia Pokua Vim Lady, a bullion driver, a police officer and a woman have been shot dead.

It was believed that suspected armed robbers attacked the bullion van and shot the driver and the police officer in the process.

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The police have then released an official statement towards the investigation of the incident.

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Joel Glazer Opens Up On Man Utd’s Transfer Plans This Summer

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Manchester United co-chairman Joel Glazer has insisted that the club will invest ‘meaningfully’ in the summer transfer window, and is confident about what the future holds for the Red Devils.

Man Utd are close to agreeing a deal for Borussia Dortmund’s Jadon Sancho, while they have also been linked with moves for Spurs’ Harry Kane and West Ham’s Declan Rice.

Glazer, who United fans seldom hear directly from, confirmed at a recent fans’ forum that the club will invest in the playing squad this summer.

“We’re going to keep investing on the pitch, which we did last year, and we plan on doing it meaningfully this year. So, we feel that we’re in a good spot,” he said, via Man Utd’s website.

Glazer also spoke about the restructuring behind the scenes at the club, which involved John Murtough becoming the director of football with Darren Fletcher appointed as technical director, and how he is confident that the club will end their trophy drought.

“There’s been a tremendous amount of work done behind the scenes and we feel like we’re absolutely on the right track,” Glazer said. “As you all know, we’ve put John Murtough as our first football director, along with Darren Fletcher in there as well. And we feel with them together leading the way, and the work done behind the scenes, that we’re absolutely on the right track.

“Our recruitment process policies, the way we go about it has changed in the last few years, I think we’ve all seen how that has changed. We think we’re absolutely in a position for a lot of success for the future.

“Any other club that has won titles recently had years where they didn’t win the league, then they moved up, they were successful and then everybody appreciates the way their structure is set up. We think we’re on that path. We feel very good about where we are.

“But at the end of the day, we all share the same goal – to win trophies. And we will make sure that everything is being done to put us in the best position to win trophies, we’ll continue to do that. And we think we’ve set up a structure behind the scenes to deliver success.”

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