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Another killing by an athlete.

February 23, 2013

Former Fulham & West Ham defender John Paintsil has been
arrested by police in Ghana for allegedly inflicting serious injuries
on her.
This was confirmed by Greater Accra Police PRO Freeman Tettey in
an interview with Joy News a while ago.
It is not clear the cause of the misunderstanding. Police describe
the incident as domestic quarrel.
A freelance journalist Haruna Maiga who was at the Legon Police
where John Paintsil is being held said the deputy Black Stars
skipper was brought together with his three kids.
They were escorted by a group of police men, one armed.
Freeman Tetteh said Paintsil is being held for assault and causing
The wife, Richlove Paintsil is reported to have jumped the
Trasacco wall to her neighbour, ostensibly to escape the assault
of the husband but Paintsil is alleged to have followed into the
neighbour’s house and handed a few slaps to the man holding the
The wife is said to be unconscious after sustaining serious injuries
to her eye.
She is said to be responding to treatment at the hospital.
Paintsil was part of the Black Stars team that came fourth in the
just ended 2013 Nations Cup.


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