Legal luminary, Dr. Maurice Ampaw, who is the Defense counsel for four accused: Osarfo Anthony, Ekow Micah, Sarah Kwablah, in an ongoing case of extortion on Thursday, 1st September, 2016, disclosed to court how Asamoah Gyan asked Sarah Kwablah to abort the pregnancy for any amount of money she wants.
The lawyer made those appalling revelations in court on Thursday 1st September, 2016 when he continued with his cross-examination on the Investigator. Lawyer Ampaw read some portions of the about 100 pages printed Whatsapp chats between Gyan and Sarah.
Lawyer Ampaw asked, “Would you be shocked if I reveal to you that Asamoah Gyan asked A3 (Sarah Kwablah) to abort her pregnancy for any amount of money?” The Investigator answered, “Yes my Lord.” Lawyer Ampaw continued, “Asamoah Gyan asked A3 and I read (reading from the chats), “I am not ready for a child. You are a devil. If you abort the baby and not tell anyone what I did to you, I will give you any amount of money.”
The Investigator admitted in open court that he is shocked at the revelations because he could not ascertain them in the course of his investigations. When lawyer Ampaw was about to give more graphical mind-blowing revelations from the printed chats, the trial judge asked him to hold it for Sarah to tender all the chats when she open her defense.
CID’s Conflicting Testimony
Richmond Ayayi, the interdicted CID/Investigator who investigated into the case, finds himself in a very tight corner – as he continues to give contradictory testimony of what he told or tells the court and what the complainant in the case, Asamoah Gyan’s manager, Samuel Anim Addo, told the court.
According to Asamoah Gyan’s manager, Osarfo Anthony called Gyan to threaten and to demand money from the latter – but the Investigator, in his testimony, told the court that one of Asamoah Gyan’s boys, who work at 3 FM by name Nii Armah Armateifio, rather contacted Osarfo, pleading to kill the story with money; Osarfo is therefore vindicated on that.
Also, Asamoah Gyan’s manager tendered in court a sheet he claims Osarfo signed with the former to stop publications on Gyan’s alleged rape and sodomy – but the Investigator told the court that it’s not an agreement but a receipt. The Investigator also told the court that Osarfo gave out the receipt to Asamoah Gyan’s manager on the day he was arrested – 29th July, 2015 receiving the money.
The ever sagacious lawyer Ampaw, asked the Investigator to check the date on the receipt – after, the Investigator told the court its 23rd July, 2015. “So if A1 (Osarfo) was arrested on 29th July, 2016 and sent to police custody on that same day, how did he sign a receipt dated 23rd July, 2016?” The Investigator simply looked silly and ashamed with no answer– as audience in court laughed on.
Again, Asamoah Gyan’s manager tendered in chief, evidence of some phone conversations he claim are the supposed conspiracy conversations amongst the suspects to extort money from Asamoah Gyan. When asked under cross-examination where he got those audios from, he said the police extracted them from Osarfo’s laptop and gave to him to tender in court.
When the Investigator was asked about the same audios and how he obtained them, he told the court that he extracted them from a CD which belongs to Osarfo. According to him, Osarfo burn those audios unto a CD to be given to Asamoah Gyan’s manager. What for – he could not explain.
Lawyer Ampaw Finished With Cross-Examination
Lawyer Ampaw finished his cross-examination on the Investigator for his 3 clients; Osarfo Anthony, Ekow Micah, and Sarah Kwablah. In his closing comments, lawyer Ampaw told the Investigator to the face: “I put it to you that Osarfo Anthony, Sarah Kwablah, and Ekow Micah did not extort any money from Asamoah Gyan! You failed to do a proper investigation into this case! You failed woefully in your investigation into this serious case! You have been untruthful to this court!”
The next court hearing is on Tuesday, 6th September, 2016 – for lawyer of Chris Handler to wrap up on the cross-examination on the CID so the court discharges him.