Posted: Wednesday February 27, 2013 8:21 AM

Police: Wife drops case against Ghana's Paintsil

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ACCRA, Ghana (AP) -Police say the wife and a neighbor of Ghana international footballer John Paintsil have both withdrawn complaints against him in relation to a domestic incident last week.

Deputy Superintendent Freeman Tetteh says that Paintsil had been accused of causing harm to his wife, Richlove, and assaulting the neighbor at Paintsil's home in Accra on Friday. Tetteh wouldn't comment on reports that Paintsil had allegedly stabbed his wife in the eye.

Tetteh says both had dropped their cases against the former West Ham and Fulham defender, although Tetteh says police have statements from Paintsil's wife and the unnamed neighbor "so no one can deny'' that something happened.

Tetteh would not give any more details of the incident.

Paintsil played at the recent African Cup of Nations.
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