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Sports News of Wednesday, 16 January 2002

Source: gna

Ablade Kumah in an assault case

Ablade Kumah, a former player of Accra Hearts of Oak and skipper of the bronze winning national under-23 soccer team, the Black Meteors at the 1992 Olympic Games in Barcelona has been embroiled in an assault case when he allegedly hired a group of able-bodied men popularly called "Machomen" in Tema to manhandle one Harry Quainoo, a former student of Cape Coast Polytechnic.

Ablade who last played for the Black Stars at the 1996 African Cup of Nations in South Africa allegedly took the action to apparently teach Quainoo some "lessons" for dating his girlfriend. A Tema Community 2 police source, which confirmed the story to the GNA Sports said the case is being investigated.

The source said students of the International School of Aviation, in Tema Community 3 on Sunday dawn lodged a complaint at the station against the former international star. Subsequently, the police later arrested Ablade and his friends but they were released later to allow investigation to commence.

Another source told the GNA that Ablade Kumah has a girlfriend called Hanna Harrisson, a student of the school but the girl is also believed to be in a long-time relationship with Quainoo.

It said Ablade Kumah got to know of the relationship and angered by the turn of events, hired the machomen to attack Quainoo during one of his (Quainoo) visits at the school. Quainoo was severely beaten by the "machomen" till he collapsed and was rushed to the Tema General Hospital by some of the students, the source added.