Sarah Kwablah and Others case adjourned to January 28

The case of Sarah Kwablah and three others in the alleged sex video scandal involving Black Star Captain Asamoah Gyan has been adjourned to January 28.

The court adjourned the matter because Mr Samuel Anim Addo, Manager of Mr Gyan, who was under cross- examination had travelled to China.

Chief Superintendent of Police Mr Duuti Tuaruka, who held brief of Assistant Commissioner of Police Mr Moses Atibillah, told the court of his absence when the case was called.

According to Chief Supt. Duuti his instructions were that he was to take a date.

Lawyers for the accused persons were also not in court.

Sarah, a student, is standing trial with three others namely, Osafo Anthony, a 29-year old journalist, Chris Handler, a 24-year old blogger and Ekow Micah, a 43-year old musician, over an alleged sex video scandal involving Black Stars Captain Asamoah Gyan.

They have also been charged with conspiracy and extortion.

Micah Ekow, a Musician and an accomplice, was charged with abetment of crime but they have denied the charges.

Sarah was admitted to bail in the sum of GHC 60,000.00 with three sureties after pleading not guilty to the charges of conspiracy and extortion.

Anthony and Handler have also been admitted to a bail of GH¢ 60,000.00 with three sureties.

Micah was also given a bail of GH¢ 20,000.00 with two sureties before the Court presided over by Ms Afi Agbanu Kudimor.

The prosecutor ACP Atibillah told the Court on September 18, 2015 that, Mr Addo is the complainant and a manager of Gyan.

Mr Atibillah said Anthony is an employee of Handler, and that in June, an alleged sodomy story broke out in Ghana’s electronic and print media involving Gyan.

ACP Atibillah explained that in the said publication Sarah alleged that Gyan had had sexual intercourse and anal sex with her, and that, she became pregnant as a result of the act.

According to the prosecutor, Sarah discussed the issue with Micah and met Anthony and Handler to discuss the issue and publish the story on their website in order to scare Gyan, who will in turn give them money.

Anthony and Handler published the first story on their website and promised to release the sex tape in their subsequent editions.

Prosecution said a witness in the case read the story on their website known as Ghanabase.com and alerted the complainant.

The complainant contacted Anthony on phone and they threatened to release the sex tape unless a colossal amount was paid or a house was bought for Sarah.

ACP Atibillah said in the complainant’s bid to protect the image of Gyan, asked Anthony and Handler to hold on with the publication.

Prosecution said Anthony and Handler threatened to defame Gyan and they called for an urgent payment of the money.

The complainant, prosecution said, feigned interest to pay and when Handler was contacted they charged GH¢ 30,000.00 and after some bargaining they settled on GH¢25,000.00.

He said the complainant, Anthony and Handler agreed to meet at the London Restaurant but he (complainant) later reported the matter to the Police.

He said on July 29, Anthony came to the London Restaurant and an cash amount of $1,000 and GH¢6,000.00, as well as a cheque of GH¢15,000.00 were handed to to him.

Anthony was, however, nabbed when he received the money. The rest of the accused persons were arrested later. GNA

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