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Asamoah Gyan denies ritually killing his friend to further his career

Ghana captain Asamoah Gyan has broken his silence to defend himself and family against “wild and ludicrous” media reports that he was involved in an alleged ritual killing of a rapper friend who had disappeared.

The striker used his Twitter account to post a link to a statement issued through a lawyer to set the record straight after the disappearance in July of the rapper Castro, whose real name is Theophilus Tagoe,​ and girlfriend Janet Bandu.

The pair were on holiday with Gyan in the Ghanaian coastal town of Ada when they disappeared while using a jet ski, which was recovered without any trace of their bodies.

“Sadly, the expression of empathy during a person’s moment of grief and utter dismay does not sell in the media. What sells in the media, and what indeed sold and is still selling in the media in Ghana are wild allegations and rumours directed especially at Asamoah Gyan ranging from the absurd...and ending with the ludicrous – that he sacrificed him spiritually to enhance his career.”  

--  Kissi Agyebeng, lawyer to Asamoh Gyanin a statement to the media.

The statement said that Gyan, who plays for Al Ain in the United Arab Emirates after a stint at Premier League Sunderland, and family had previously kept their silence because they did not want to interfere with police investigations. 

The allegations does not seem to have affected his performance though, while his lawyer and his family were holding the press conference in Ghana on Wednesday (Sept 24), he scored one goal and assisted in two others in his debut game as the captain of Al Ain on Wednesday, reported Gulf news. 

Source: Reuters, Twitter, Gulf News

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