Police in the Ashanti Region have arrested the brother of Black Stars’ skipper, Baffuor Gyan for allegedly assaulting the Ashanti Regional Editor of the Daily Graphic, Daniel Kenu.
According to a report on Joy FM Saturday afternoon, the Ashanti Regional Police Public Relations Officer, Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Mr Mohammed Yusif Tanko said Baffuor Gyan turned himself at the police station after hearing of the news that he was wanted by the police.
He said the police have taken a statement from him, after which investigations into the alleged assault would follow.
Facts of the case
A Daily Graphic publication on Saturday reported that its Ashanti Regional Editor, Daniel Kenu last Wednesday was attacked by some strange men for asking an “unpleasant question” at a press conference organised by the Ghana Football Association (GFA) ahead of the Black Stars match against Uganda.
According to the report, the question was linked to the disappearance of Hiplife musician, Theophilus Tagoe, alias Castro.
The report said, Mr Kenu seized the opportunity of the press conference to urge Asamoah Gyan to clear the air on matters leading to the disappearance of his friend since some fans were alleging among other things that, he (Asamoah Gyan) had used the musician for ritual purposes.
Unfortunately, the question was described as being unpalatable, since Ghana was preparing to play Uganda in an AFCON 2015 qualifier today and so the team officials thought it could disorganise the player.
So, the FA president, Kwesi Nyantakyi, urged the player not to answer the question because the allegations were purely metaphysical and, therefore, could not be proven.
Despite being infuriated by the question, none of the officials and players at the high table confronted the journalist, but rather a group of young men, some of whom were described as radio presenters in Kumasi, literally heckled, bastardised and lampooned Mr Kenu.
Some physically confronted him to question his loyalty.
Surprisingly, however, the FA president, Kwesi Nyantakyi, head coach Kwasi Appiah, and his assistant, Maxwell Konadu, who had separate engagements with Mr Kenu after the press conference, were nice and very polite to him but said their only problem was that the timing was wrong.
But minutes after they had left, the strange men, who the Daily Graphic later learnt were loyal friends of Gyan, had positioned themselves to pounce on Kenu.
Sensing danger, Kenu pretended to use the washroom downstairs and sneaked through the back door to the car park to escape, misplacing his reading glasses and wallet in the process.