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Ghana defender Pantsil arrested over wife assault - wife wants hubby released

Published on: 22 February 2013

Ghana defender John Pantsil has been arrested by the East Legon Police in Accra on allegation of assaulting his wife on Friday but the wife has denied the Black Stars player stabbed her.

Richlove Paintsil is asking the East Legon Police to release her husband from custody at the police station in the leafy suburb of Accra to ensure that they resolve their differences at home.

The couple have been reported to be arguing over the past few days after a fan told some radio stations that the defender bedded a prostitute at the Africa Cup of Nations tournament in South Africa.

Even though the defender and the Ghana Football Association have strongly denied that players of the Black Stars engaged the services of prostitutes during the tournament, radio stations have continued to carry the allegation made by a fan called Appiah Stadium.

This resulted in an altercation that led to the allegation of assault that attracted the attention of neighbours, who called in the police to arrest the defender.

Richlove was sent to the hospital where she was being observed by doctors following the incident but has been released.

The wife of the defender has visited the police station asking the officers to release her husband so that they can solve their differences.

"We had a misunderstanding but this is nothing beyond the two of us to solve. I am going to the police station to have the matter resolved," Richlove Paintsil told GHANAsoccernet.com.

"I respect my marriage and I want us to resolve this at home between the two of us. I am fine and have no issues at all."

The couple who have three kids have been happily married for years but the allegation of engaging prostitutes, which has been heavily denied by the player and the GFA, looked to have brought a strain on their relationship.

The issue has also brought into sharp focus the way unsubstantiated allegations are carried on several radio stations in Ghana without evidence which has damaged the reputation of several players and officials of football in the country.

Paintsil had already threatened to sue Appiah Stadium and some of the radio stations who have carried the allegation of the supporter without asking him to substantiate his claim.

It is well known that the Ghanaian camp was heavily guarded by the South African national special security forces as well as operatives for Ghana's national security office.

There officials were placed to monitor the players 24-hours a day yet Appiah Stadium made his claims.

Comments

  • pito says:
    February 23, 2013 01:50 pm
    I mr.pito will place myself in the shoes of a Ruling Judge on this matter: Pantsil will need to collect evidence of Appiah stadium making the allegation or tapes or papers of whichever media house carried the news and tender it in court as evidence. I rule that Although IT IS MORALLY WRONG TO COMMIT ADULTERY. Nothing justifies subjecting Pantsil to slander and public ridicule considering our Ghanaian society and it's views on ashawo soliciting. I nonetheless note that Pantsil's dick belongs to him and no one else, he decides what to do with it in his free time. The floor is now open for the horn blower Mr. stadium to tender in evidence supporting the allegation raised. However even in the face of video or photographic evidence if any at all; Sex between consenting adults is yet to be rendered illegal. Which therefore affords Mr. Pantsil the premise to SUE for infingement of privacy. So Hey, it is a WIN WIN situation in favour of John Pantsil. Court Riiise.
  • 9ja blood... says:
    February 23, 2013 06:04 am
    I think such remarks from the so called appiah stadium or whatever, is derogatery and is capable of disturting marital harmony, hence that man should be cautioned, it's too bad for national image...
  • emmabank says:
    February 23, 2013 04:30 am
    oooo ghana women and money ok we live to see
  • collins yeboah,oduom says:
    February 23, 2013 12:29 am
    if this issue is very true therefore it's very shameful to all football iconic stars in Ghana,thank you!!!
  • Dr Who says:
    February 22, 2013 10:42 pm
    God will punish Appiah Stadium for trying to put assander what God has put together.Painstil have been to many AFCONS since 2002 without any such bad news so why must you tarnish his image like this.God is watching!
  • ike says:
    February 22, 2013 10:32 pm
    Paintsil, just take this guy to court to serve as warning to others!! And the radio stations too! Let them prove you did what they claim you did!! Ghana journalists!! Hmmmmmmmmmmm!!
  • bbc says:
    February 22, 2013 09:40 pm
    This story is nothing but rubbish cos Ghana police man will even go beg for some dollars
  • devo says:
    February 22, 2013 09:08 pm
    The ninth commandment in the bible says “You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.
  • KD says:
    February 22, 2013 08:45 pm
    WHEN YOU HAVE PEOPLE WHO HAVE NO BUSINESS WITH THE TEAM AS WELL AS JOURNALIST BEING MORE CLOSER THAN INVITED THE RESULTS ARE WHAT WE HAD.HOW CAN THE PLAYERS EVEN CONCENTRATE.WHERE ARE THE CAMP RULES AND DISCIPLINE? ,I GUESS THIS IS NOT BLACKMAIL.EVEN IF IT IS TRUE ,WHAT IS THE BRAIN BEHIND BRINGING THIS TO THE PUBLIC DOMAIN,IS TO EMBARRASED THE PLAYER? IS THIS HIS REWARD EVEN IF HE HAD A BAD TOURNAMENT?THANK GOD MARIO BALLOTELLI DECLINE TO PLAY FOR GHANA.WE COULDN'T HAVE STOOD HIM.
  • Mr. Cross says:
    February 22, 2013 08:04 pm
    I hope it's all jst false ellegations.
  • dj emma***sky sounds*** says:
    February 22, 2013 08:44 pm
    I know its true. They used this south african prostitutes to accomplish their fatique they went through. U c u have tanish ur image ? Paintsil no respect for u anymore. Richlove use condom till he goes for hiv test
  • nana kyei baffour says:
    February 22, 2013 07:52 pm
    you talk sense my bro and if the allegations made by appiah stadium are false then he should know he has broken a family hence he should await God's punishment
  • Fresher says:
    February 22, 2013 07:45 pm
    This is the typical modern day Ghanaian psychological anomaly, when the children of poor background get fame and money they act carelessly and stupidly, and their prostitute so called wives sheepishly connive with them to misbehave. The wife also must be arrested and charged for trying to obstruct the course of justice.
  • Chu says:
    February 22, 2013 07:14 pm
    If only we won that trophy. . . . . .......
  • songo says:
    February 22, 2013 06:56 pm
    ALL DIE be DIEEE....Appiah Stadium Wala oooo Wala
  • Idan says:
    February 22, 2013 07:06 pm
    @ cool u re de greatest fool i have ever hear from,i think u re de one who is been affected by de deadly disease'HIV' nd u will die slowly nt my player
  • Troy says:
    February 22, 2013 06:50 pm
    Very Bad. But we all can see the harm these stupid journalism and radio stations are causing. Let's not forget Rwanda civil was started by Media Men. Let's be careful and watch out for these media men who wants to destroy our homes.
  • cool says:
    February 22, 2013 06:52 pm
    I think the woman was responding to the alleged sex scandal in South Africa.If that was the case ,then she was right, because of high incidence of HIV aids in South Africa.I also think that she denied Painstill some sex because she wanted to protect herself because she felt John was affected by some disease
  • Dingo says:
    February 22, 2013 06:46 pm
    All Die be Dieeeeee. Appiah stadium wala oooooo wala.
  • peace says:
    February 22, 2013 06:25 pm
    YAWA dey come oh
  • b4world says:
    February 22, 2013 06:25 pm
    THIS CAN HAPPEN 2 THE BEST OF US,NO ONE KNOWS ABOUT THEIR PRIVATE LIFE,ONLY WHAT WE ARE BEING TOLD,WISH HIM N HER ALL THE BEST
  • ashes says:
    February 22, 2013 06:22 pm
    after having unnecessary affairs with ASHAWO at AFCON you see your wedded wife as a rag. she has every right to question you about your behaviour in SOUTH AFRICA. ......