Communications Director for the Ghana Football Association (GFA), Ibrahim Sannie Daara who was at the Legon Police Station with some high profile members of the GFA to secure bail for John Pantsil, has expressed worry over the mediaís reportage of an incident he describes as a Ďdomestic affairí.
Ghana defender John Pantsil was on last Friday arrested by the East Legon Police in Accra on allegation of assaulting his wife.
The Hapoel Tel Aviv player was reported by some media houses to have ĎPunched, Stabbed and attempt to killí his wife who was then admitted to the Legon hospital following a misunderstanding.
Sannie Daara, who was speaking to some section of the media, stated emphatically that there was no stabbing as first put out by the media.
ďWe (GFA) want to say that he (John Pantsil) has been released and bailed. We want to state for the record that there was no stabbing; the woman (Richlove Pantsil) was not unconscious, she did not jump a wall as reported in many media. She only spent some few minutes at the hospital for doctors to check on her,Ē he said
Eventhough the incident is still under investigations, Sannie Daara, who seemed to be holding brief for the Deputy Skipper of the Senior National team, cautioned the media against creating any unnecessary hullabaloo over the incident since most of the report circulating are fallacious.
ďI (Sannie Daara) want to tell the press not to get ahead of time in reporting this matter. We (GFA) are disappointed in some members of the media for their reportage without confirming an aspect of the report claiming there was stabbing in the incident. Yes, there was a domestic affair and domestic incident, but there was no stabbing. Richlove is fine, John is fine, they have reconciled and they (the Pantsilsí) are going home togetherÖSo, as and when we have any further information, we (GFA) will inform you the media,Ē he added.
Meanwhile, the Police say they have obtained the medical report of John Pantsil's wife which indicates she was badly assaulted. The police claim the medical reports they have secured indicate Mrs Pantsil was admitted to a hospital in a critical condition.
According to the police, the reports shows Richlove Pantsil sustained several injuries including a severe cut around her eye.
However, Mrs Richlove Pantsil has denied she was assaulted by the husband following a misunderstanding at their Trassaco House.
Source: Ambrose Washman/Peacefmonline.com/Ghana
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