FORMER Sunderland striker Asamoah Gyan is publicly denying he murdered a rapper in a ritual sacrifice.
The 28-year-old held a press conference this afternoon after allegations he killed his late friend Theophilus Tagoe, also known as Castro.
Rumours about the sacrifice spread after Castro and his girlfriend, Janet Badu, were reported to have drowned in a jet ski accident while they were on holiday with Gyan at his resort in Ada, southern Ghana.
The authorities have so far failed to find their bodies, leading to allegations in Ghana that Castro’s corpse was used for a black magic ritual, most probably for financial gain.
In an official statement read at the press conference, the Gyan family said: “In our painful silence, we have been totally dismayed by the fact that the platform was provided for the peddling of these wild and ludicrous allegations and rumours against us.
“Those to whom the platform was provided offered no evidence whatsoever to back their statements. And indeed, the allegation of spiritual sacrifice can by no stretch of the imagination be propped up.”