Sports News of Monday, 25 February 2013


Complainant in John Paintsil assault case withdraws complaint

The complainant at the centre of the controversial John Paintsil assault case has decided not to press charges against the Black Stars player.

Amoah Danquah lodged a complaint with the Legon Police in Accra against the Black Stars player whom he accused of assaulting him as well as his own wife, Richlove Paintsil.

Mrs Paintsil was reported to have run into the residence of Mr Danquah after she was assaulted by her husband.

The deputy Black Stars skipper allegedly chased the wife to the neighbour’s residence and assaulted him for shielding the wife.

Amoah Danquah then reported the case to the police, leading to the arrest of Paintsil on Friday. He was later granted bail.

The wife has since denied the reports even though the police insist it has medical reports to show that she was assaulted.

The complaint told Joy Sports’ Rashidat Kadiri he decided to drop the charges after several appeals by members of the Ghana Football Association.

He said his own kids who are friends with John Paintsil’s have also pleaded with him to allow the case to rest.

It is unclear what action the police will take, especially now that the major actors in the case have decided to settle their differences amicably.