Outspoken legal practitioner Dr Maurice Ampaw, is up in arms with Asamoah Gyan, captain of the Ghana national team, over an allegation of rape.
According to him, Asamoah Gyan ‘pounced’ on Sarah Kwablah, 21, one of the four persons being tried for allegedly extorting GH¢25,000 from one Sam Anim Addo by means of threat.
Dr Ampaw, who was cross-examining Anim, manager of Asamoah Gyan, said the latter forcefully had carnal knowledge of Sarah when he (Asamoah) had not proposed love to her.
Sarah and two others – Osafo Anthony, 29, journalist and Chris Handler, a blogger – have been variously charged for conspiring to extort money from Anim while popular reggae musician, Lester Ekow Micah, 43, has been slapped with the charge of abetment.
Hearing of the case was continued on Monday in a court presided over by Ms Afia Agbanu Kumador.
Dr Ampaw, counsel for Sarah as well as the other accused persons, also accused Asamoah Gyan of having anal sex with Sarah.
Although the lawyer insisted that his client got pregnant for Asamoah Gyan, which he claimed was aborted with the assistance of Anim, he stated that the pregnancy was aborted based on a promise by the captain of the Black Stars.
He maintained that Asamoah Gyan told Sarah to abort the said pregnancy in “exchange for any amount of money.”
Dr Ampaw further alleged that Asamoah Gyan also promised to give Sarah any amount of money if she did not make public the fact that he had anal sex with her.
Anim, on his part, denied the allegations Ampaw levelled against Asamoah Gyan, including the allegation that he (Anim) took Sarah to a quack doctor to abort the pregnancy.
Sitting continues on December 10, 2015.
Anthony, Chris and Sarah are all on bail in the sum of GH¢60,000 with three sureties each while Micah was bailed in the sum of GH¢20,000 with one surety.
Anim Addo had earlier told the court in his evidence that the accused persons had threatened Asamoah Gyan with evidence of text messages to defame him (Gyan) and subsequently follow it with a publication of a sex video, if some monies were not paid.
According to Addo, Sarah was the first to threaten and he reported the case to the Odorkor police.
Addo said Osafo, as a result, demanded GH¢30,000 and threatened to publish more stories if the money was not paid.
He said the police asked him to feign interest in the payment of the money, stressing that he met Osafo at an agreed venue and paid GH¢10,000 cash and a cheque of GH¢15,000, whereupon the journalist was arrested.
Credit: Daily Guide