Every subsequent development in this case cements its bonafide big screen status. Seriously, after the saga is over someone needs to provide Hollywood with the script so they make a movie; it’ll be a tad better than the cash flying to Brazil one anyway.
According to a new report, Sarah Kwabla’s landlord says the lady at the centre of the Asamoah Gyan seks scandal and her boyfriend Ekow Micah, promised him $20,000 if he could help them make a case against Asamoah Gyan.
Matthew Banahene, who spoke to News One, said that he was promised a fifth of the loot the pair were expecting to make off of Asamoah Gyan. He said they told him all he had to do was lie to police that he heard Sarah struggling with Gyan and screaming from her room.
He told the publication that he never witnessed that, and so he refused to be part of the entire deal. He said he was not surprised when they approached him with that move because she had done same to another man before.
This report seems to lend credence to the now widely circulating theory that the whole thing was a blackmail scheme gone bad. Kwabla is still helping police with investigations, whilst Micah fights his marijuana charge. Together with a journalist, Osarfo Anthony, the three are being investigated for attempting to extort the Ghana captain.
Sarah Kwabla of course is the lady claiming Gyan raped her and that she got pregnant for him, but since then the case has taken too many twists and turns for anyone to make any sense out of it. With Ghana Police as our last hope, I doubt anybody is getting any answers soon.
Read News One’s interview with Kwabla’s landlord Matthew Banahene below….
How did this happen?
She came to me with her mother and another woman and they said I should follow them to the police station to go and tell a lie against Asamoah Gyan that I heard him raping Sarah and that she was shouting and there was a struggle in her room. They begged me to tell the police that when Asamoah Gyan came to the house, I heard Sarah shouting and begging him not to rape her. I was shocked and advised them to stop the nonsense but they insisted that if I could help them with the lie, they would get an amount of $100,000.00 from Asamoah Gyan and that they would give me 20 percent of the money which is $20,000. I did not agree but she came back with Ekow Micah to beg me to help them nail Asamoah Gyan.
Why did you not agree?
“The truth is that I did not even see Asamoah Gyan the day he came here and I did not hear her shout. I did not even know they had s*x on that day so what she and her mother were asking me to do was strange. But I am not surprised. There was a time she did same thing to a certain man who came to sleep in her room. Next morning, she accused the man of rape and pregnancy and crated a big fight.
“I remember the man had to park his car in my house for three days before he could come for it and when we asked him, he said she was punishing him for consensual s*x she had with him because she asked for some big money he did not have.
What did you tell the mother?
I warned them to stop the nonsense and that I am not a greedy wicked thief but they did not agree. So I remember that on July 7 or so, Ekow Micah also called me and said we should meet at Kokrobitey. We met at Big Milly’s. Sarah joined us and it was on the same thing. Ekow said I should help them with a statement to the police that I heard Sarah shouting rape, rape and that later I saw Asamoah Gyan coming out of the room. I told him it can’t work and that I can’t defend the lie if the case goes to court but Ekow insisted that he has already done all police arrangements and that there was nothing to fear.
Did Ekow also promise you anything?
He said the same thing. Ekow said they would get $100,000 from Asamoah Gyan and that they would give me $20,000. I believed him because I have known him as her lover and everyone in our community knows about their relationship. They are very popular. She is very troublesome and has this tattoo of a vulture and a snake on her legs.
Why did you not report them to the police.
I have done that at the Regional Police headquarters. I have already given them my statement. I did not report them the same day, but I did later. They are very dangerous people and they seem to have a lot of police connections so even if you report them, you won’t get far, I have had several police cases with Sarah Kwabla and Ekow Micah and the case never gets anywhere.
Look even the day Ekow got arrested, Sarah Kwabla told me that she would call the IGP personally and get him released immediately. But I think because the media picked the story up and then there was a narcotic charge involved, it was difficult. They really have some connecting at the top.
Tell us about some of the cases.
There was one time, she brought police to my house that I had stolen her phones from her room. I got arrested and during investigations it became clear she only wanted to spoil my name because I was asking them to pay me my overdue rent advance. Later, Ekow managed to prove to the police that Sarah’s phone had not been stolen and that the same phone chip she was using before the complaint of phone theft was the same chip she was using.
When the police examined the chip, they realised she had not gone for a sim card replacement although she claimed the chip got stolen with the phone. But she was never arrested for deceit of public officers and for spoiling my name. There are many instances where she walks away free no matter what she does. Even though her rent has expired, I can’t sack her.
When did the rent expire?
Oh they (Sarah and Ekow) rented this place for only a year and I gave it to them for GHc400 a month. The contract was that I wanted two years advance so that I could use the money to pay the person who actually renovated the place but could not live there because her work transferred her outside Accra. After three months, they started to fight with me, accuse me of theft, from one police case to another. The one year has expired and that have not given me a dime apart from the first payment they did.
You rented out your two –bedroom self-contained apartment with CCTV installation for GHc400 per month?
There is no CCTV anywhere in my house. That report is false. Look, when Sarah and her mother came to me to help them lie against Asamoah Gyan, she said she used her lap top to record the sex and that she hid the laptop somewhere in the room. Later I heard her lawyer say she used CCTV. Till date, no one has seen the video. No police man, no lawyer, no journalist, no one has seen it.