Counsel for 3 accused persons – Osarfo Anthony, Ekow Micah, and Sarah Kwablah, Dr. Maurice Ampaw, is calling on Madam Gloria Akufo, the new Attorney General, to return the docket of the ongoing trial against his clients who are facing trial for allegedly conspiring to extort money from Ghana’s Black Stars captain, Asamoah Gyan.
The case, which started since 18th September, 2015, has faced dragging of feet and seeming apathy on the part of the prosecution.
According to Ghanacreativearts.com When it was the turn for Asamoah Gyan’s lawyer, Kissi Agyabeng, to appear before the court and testify, he failed to do so.
The prosecutor told the court the docket of the case has been referred to the Attorney General’s office – without giving the court any reason. Though the court has patiently given the prosecution over 2 months to tell the court why the Attorney General has called back the case, the prosecution has not done so – making the judge, issue a threat to discharge the suspects in the next hearing.
Lawyer Maurice Ampaw, who wants the case to be determined to clear the name of his 3 clients – acquitted and discharged and not only discharged, is therefore calling on the Attorney General, to return the docket for trial to continue.
Lawyer Maurice Ampaw
On behalf of my clients, especially, Osarfo Anthony, I am calling on the Attorney General’s office to return Asamoah Gyan’s rape/sodomy and extortion case to court for trial. I don’t want to believe the Attorney General is there to protect Asamoah Gyan or work in his interest.
I say so because, Sarah is saying on authority that Asamoah Gyan raped and sodomised her and she is ready to prove that beyond all reasonable doubt for the whole world to know she is not blackmailing Gyan. She won’t get anything for blackmailing Gyan – it’s the truth that she wants the world to know.
When she reported the case to DOVVSU, the police never arrested or invited Gyan to write his statement, yet, a ‘complete’ docket was sent to the AG for the AG to say, Gyan has been ‘cleared.’ Cleared of what? Is that how suspects are cleared in this country? The law must deal with Gyan just like any Ghanaian. None of us is above the law. Not even the president of Ghana.
Meanwhile, when the Gyans took a case to the Attorney General that Osarfo Anthony is extorting money from him, quickly the Attorney General processed it and took the case to court. Now that the truth is unfolding in court that Osarfo did not extort any money from Gyan, they have gone to hide behind the same Attorney General to call the docket – so that this one too, the truth will not come out.
What interest has the AG in Asamoah Gyan, that in all of this issue, when it is going in favour of the Gyans, the AG pursues it, but when it’s against Gyan, the AG shields him? Can’t the public see justice is being denied? Can’t people discern to know the state is twisting the hands of justice?
And when I preach for justice for an innocent journalist like Osarfo Anthony and others, they try to make the public dislike me by saying I hate Asamoah Gyan; I want cheap hype or publicity. To all those, I tell you – if a rich or popular person bully you with his money and connections to big people, to deny you justice, that will be the day you will understand the plight of Osarfo and others.
I’m calling on Madam Gloria Akufo, a woman who believes in justice, a character who stands for the poor –and who is working in a government, Nana Addo’s government, that prides itself of freedom and justice, accountability and transparency, to return the docket for trial to continue.