A lawyer explains why Asamoah Gyan was fined GH¢1 million. More information on why Asamoah Gyan, the former captain of the Black Stars, was fined GH¢1 million for malicious prosecution has been provided by UK-based attorney Kofi Opare Hagan.
On Friday, December 8, 2023, an Accra High Court chaired by Justice Dr. Ernest Owusu-Dapaa fined Asamoah Gyan GH¢1,071,000 to be paid to prominent entertainment journalist Anthony Osarfo.
The plaintiff was awarded damages of GH¢900,000 by the court.
In addition, the plaintiff received GH¢111,000 from the court for the 111 months that he was unemployed, during which he was paid GH¢1,000. The sum awarded against the defendants (Asamoah Gyan and Samuel Anim Addo) was GH¢1,071,000, with a cost of GH¢60,000 against Gyan and his manager.
The outspoken attorney responded to the ruling on his Facebook post, writing, “Journalists begin to publish stories that Asamoah Gyan has raped Sarah Kwablah.” The journalist is then offered money by Asamoah Gyan in exchange for stopping the publishing.
The journalist meets with his manager, supposedly to discuss payment. Nonetheless, the management assists the police in detaining the journalist and accusing him of extortion.
The accusation is based only on what Asamoah Gyan and their manager informed them, not on any thorough investigations. Apart from that, the manager testifies against the journalist in the trial with loyalty. His evidence turned proven to be fraudulent later on. Therefore, Asamoah Gyan and his manager employed the cops as “mere robots” in their power play. They were judged accountable for malicious prosecution because of this.