Multi-award-winning screenwriter and entertainment journalist, Osarfo Anthony, has won the case against former Back Stars captain, Asamoah Gyan, and his manager, Samuel Anim Addo.
Osarfo, who was prosecuted for conspiracy to extort and extort money from Asamoah Gyan. After almost four years of prosecution, Osarfo was acquitted and discharged on March 20, 2019.
The plaintiff right after being acquitted, sued the former black stars captain and his manager for malicious prosecution.
Praying the court to award a cost of GH₵ one million as general damages, legal fees, and any other cost the court deems right against the Defendants, Osafo Anthony has today November 8 won the lawsuit.
” I just won my Ghc 1m malicious prosecution suit against former Ghana Black Stars captain, Asamoah Gyan, and his manager.
It is been a gutsy-8-year criminal and civil legal battle. Time vindicates me, so here I am.
It’s a pyrrhic victory, but there’s nothing nobler than facing your accuser mano-a-mano, clearing your name, and compensation ruled in your favour for damages suffered.
With malice, they sullied my image with unfettered, ill-themed allegations — and subjected me to public animus. In the end…there’s no harvest justification.
To all who have in one way or the other been accused falsely before, you can relate: let’s ride on the crest of a new wave together” Osarfo told the media
RULING ON THE CIVIL CASE
The judge for the case, His Lordship Justice, Dr Ernest Owusu-Dapaa (Justice of the Court of Appeal) sitting with additional responsibility at the High Court, passed his ruling at 10:00 AM in Financial Court 1, High Court, second floor.
Osarfo was represented by Yaw Dankwah, Esq. of Dankwah and Associates (Divine Chambers), while veteran, legal luminary, Alexander Abredu Somuah-Asamoah, Esq. (Appiade Chambers) reps Gyan and his manager. The suit number of the case is GJ/1350/2020.
Source: Appiah Shadrack