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Sports News Sat, 6 Sep 2014

Baffour Gyan arrested after alleged assault on journalist

Baffour Gyan, the elder brother of Black Stars captain Asamoah Gyan has been arrested after he turned himself in following allegations that he led an assault on a correspondent of the Daily Graphic newspaper, Mr. Daniel Kenu.
Public Relations Officer of the Ashanti Regional Command ASP Tanko said the former Black Stars player has written a caution statement and will assist with investigations.
"He has reported himself. I think he heard that we were looking for him, and he has come. We are grateful to him for his coming."
Baffour Gyan was said to have first assaulted the reporter followed by the macho guys who were with him. Mr. Kenu had gone to the Baba Yara stadium to pick his accreditation for the Ghana -Uganda clash on Saturday when the incident happened.
Daniel Kenu lodged a complaint at the Kumasi central police station.
He explained to JOY Sports correspondent George Addo Jnr, the men in the company of Baffour Gyan queried him on why he asked a question in connection with the mysterious disappearance of hiplife artiste Theophilus Tagoe, popularly called Castro, after he went swimming at the Ada beach resort some weeks ago.
Daniel Kenu wanted confirmation on, or otherwise, of allegations that Asamoah Gyan had “sacrificed” his friend Castro when they went for holidays in Ada.
At that press briefing organised by the Ghana Football Association on Wednesday at the Miklin hotel, the Black Stars captain nearly confronted the reporter. His brother is said to have picked up from Asamoah Gyan's fury and beat up the reporter last Friday.
Following his arrest, the Police are preparing Baffour Gyan for bail.
Meanwhile, the Ashanti Regional branch of the Ghana Journalists' Association (GJA) has condemned the assault on Regional correspondent of the Daily Graphic newspaper, Mr. Daniel Kenu, by some macho men allegedly led by Baffour Gyan, the elder brother of Asamoah Gyan, captain of the black stars.
The GJA in a statement said it, “finds it strange and shocking that such a nice opportunity given to the player should be abused. It should be put on record that whether Asamoah Gyan likes it or not the rumour is out there, and the reporter without any malice wished that he used the occasion to clear himself."??
“In any case, why did Baffour Gyan not lead thugs to attack Lawyer Justice Ampah when he called for the arrest of Asamoah Gyan for questioning in the wake of the Castro tragedy???
“The GJA would like to remind the family of Gyan to stop thinking that their so-called popularity in football could clothe them with authority to treat journalists with contempt,” the statement cautioned.??
Meanwhile, Mr. Kenu has received treatment at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital in Kumasi in the Ashanti region.

Baffour Gyan, the elder brother of Black Stars captain Asamoah Gyan has been arrested after he turned himself in following allegations that he led an assault on a correspondent of the Daily Graphic newspaper, Mr. Daniel Kenu.
Public Relations Officer of the Ashanti Regional Command ASP Tanko said the former Black Stars player has written a caution statement and will assist with investigations.
"He has reported himself. I think he heard that we were looking for him, and he has come. We are grateful to him for his coming."
Baffour Gyan was said to have first assaulted the reporter followed by the macho guys who were with him. Mr. Kenu had gone to the Baba Yara stadium to pick his accreditation for the Ghana -Uganda clash on Saturday when the incident happened.
Daniel Kenu lodged a complaint at the Kumasi central police station.
He explained to JOY Sports correspondent George Addo Jnr, the men in the company of Baffour Gyan queried him on why he asked a question in connection with the mysterious disappearance of hiplife artiste Theophilus Tagoe, popularly called Castro, after he went swimming at the Ada beach resort some weeks ago.
Daniel Kenu wanted confirmation on, or otherwise, of allegations that Asamoah Gyan had “sacrificed” his friend Castro when they went for holidays in Ada.
At that press briefing organised by the Ghana Football Association on Wednesday at the Miklin hotel, the Black Stars captain nearly confronted the reporter. His brother is said to have picked up from Asamoah Gyan's fury and beat up the reporter last Friday.
Following his arrest, the Police are preparing Baffour Gyan for bail.
Meanwhile, the Ashanti Regional branch of the Ghana Journalists' Association (GJA) has condemned the assault on Regional correspondent of the Daily Graphic newspaper, Mr. Daniel Kenu, by some macho men allegedly led by Baffour Gyan, the elder brother of Asamoah Gyan, captain of the black stars.
The GJA in a statement said it, “finds it strange and shocking that such a nice opportunity given to the player should be abused. It should be put on record that whether Asamoah Gyan likes it or not the rumour is out there, and the reporter without any malice wished that he used the occasion to clear himself."??
“In any case, why did Baffour Gyan not lead thugs to attack Lawyer Justice Ampah when he called for the arrest of Asamoah Gyan for questioning in the wake of the Castro tragedy???
“The GJA would like to remind the family of Gyan to stop thinking that their so-called popularity in football could clothe them with authority to treat journalists with contempt,” the statement cautioned.??
Meanwhile, Mr. Kenu has received treatment at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital in Kumasi in the Ashanti region.

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Source: Myjoyonline.com
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