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John Paintsil granted bail

Embattled former Ghana international John Paintsil has been granted bail after spending a day behind bars for allegedly assaulting a Police officer in an extended marriage altercation.

According to Starr News’ Ibrahim Alhassan, Paintsil is in the process of completing his bail arrangements to leave the premises of the Nima Police station after he was sent to court Thursday.

It is unclear his bail bond.

The 34-year-old was put in cells around 5pm Tuesday. ASP Tenge said Paintsil had been invited to the police station after his wife filed a complaint that he had stolen her car.

“When both parties were invited by the police for interrogation, we realised John Paintsil was not ready to cooperate and in the course of interrogation became very furious and decided to leave the meeting,” ASP Tenge told Accra-based Citi FM.

“It was at this point that the District Commander instructed that he should be arrested and a statement taken from him. Because he was not satisfied with that he assaulted the district commander. He hit him in the right eye and also pushed the investigator. So it took some few police personnel to get him arrested,” the PRO added.

She said the commander is receiving treatment while investigations continue.

Paintsil’s marriage has hit the rocks over the years, and it will be recalled that in 2013, he was arrested for allegedly stabbing his wife – Richlove – over domestic altercation.

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