Entertainment of 2014-07-25

Why arrest Bull Dog: is Asamoah Gyan above the Law? – Lawyer Asks

The President and Founder of Legal Advocacy Foundation, Lawyer Maurice Ampaw has questioned Ghana Police on why they failed to call Black Stars skipper, Asamaoh Gyan for questioning on Castro’s missing misery before he left the country to join his teammates at Al Ain.

In an interview on Radio Univers, lawyer Ampaw said Asamoah Gyan and all his friends who embarked on the weekend rendezvous should be treated as suspects of the case.

He told Radio Univers’ Mid-morning show host, Brain Stormer that Asamoah Gyan and his friends should have been invited for interrogation, “unless we say that disappearance and missing of a person or persons is not a crime, therefore when somebody disappears, we just go and look for the person but we don’t suspect anybody; simply will mean that is not a criminal matter so the police will not come in here”

He continued, “but once you go out with a friend and the friend disappears, we are not saying that you are responsible for his disappearance but for criminal investigation purposes, you have to suspect somebody. You invite those involved to write their statement and let them go.”

“If there is anything that needs their assistance while investigating, then you re-invite them but if you don’t treat them as suspects, you presume that they are too innocent therefore you cannot interrogate them.” he instigated. Unnecessarily

The Founder of Legal Advocacy Foundation revealed that he has been informed that the police did not invite Asamoah Gyan before he left Ghana to Dubai to join his football club, Al Ain. Instead

“Per my information, the police did not invite Asamoah Gyan and his friends to write their statements on what they know about the missing incident. Now what the police are telling us is that Asamoah Gyan and all those who went there with Castro are totally innocent.

Now the police is telling us that people’s disappearance amount to searching and there is no suspicion of crime,” he lamented.

Comparing the police’s failure to call Asamoah Gyan for questioning to Bull Dog’s arrest about the death of Fennec Okyere, Lawyer Maurice Ampaw noted that “Bull Dog just sent a message to Fennec, there was no link or whatsoever that Bull Dog caused the death of Fennec but what did the police do, they called the arrest of Bull Dog and treated him as a suspect. It took the intervention of a lawyer to fight for bail.”

“Why, is Asamoah Gyan above the law? Are Baffour Gyan, Jone Boye and all those people who went with Castro and Janet above the law? Why apply the law differently? Lawyer Maurice Ampaw asked.

He expressed his disappointment in the police on how they are treating Castro’s disappearance and further added Hiplife artiste Akoo Nana to the tall list of personalities who should be called for questioning about Castro’s saga.

Lawyer Ampaw advised the public to insulting him and seek legal advice on cases such as this.

“Those who are insulting me on social media networks, I want to let them know that they are the people we are fighting for. If what they can do is to insult people when issues of this nature come up, then they are not contributing to national development, they are rather a liability to the nation.

When somebody comes up with his legal opinion and you have nothing to share, keep quiet or seek a legal opinion as well,” he cautioned.