-Swedish lawyer Leif Silbersky has stepped in to help get Ghanaian international footballer jailed over assault charges.
-The prosecution has decided to call in new witnesses to help their case
-The Ghanaian footballer has also requested to change lawyers
One of Sweden’s most prominent lawyers, Leif Silbersky has decided to come to the aid of Ghanaian international footballer, Kwame “Conte” Bonsu who has been jailed for assaulting his Swedish ex-wife, Maria Magnusson.
The case which is being appealed by the footballer’s lawyers was dealt another blow when the prosecutor in the case decided to call in more witnesses to assist in their fight against the appeal. The prosecutor’s requested resulted in the judge of the case adjourning the matter to be heard again in 2 weeks.
Due to the new development, the 22-year old footballer has also requested to change his lawyer. Leif Silbersky is believed to have met with representatives of the footballer and has agreed to step into the case to help the young Ghanaian.
Leif Silbersky is known for taking on high-profile cases and he is noted for attracting a lot of media attention for his cases. The 78-year old renowned lawyer lives in Stockholm and has authored a book.
The court early on rejected Kwame Bonsu’s request to have the experienced lawyer as a public lawyer but the lawyer decided to jump into the case to help fight for the young Ghanaian footballer.
Kwame Bonsu was accused of assaulting his Swedish ex-wife in 2015 and has been sentenced to two years imprisonment. He also paid a fine of $28,000 as compensation to his ex-wife.
When the verdict was passed, his contract with Swedish side Gefle IF was terminated.
However, mother and sister of the jailed footballer believe that their relative is innocent and have even appealed to the government to assist the footballer to get justice.
After the incarceration, new evidence emanated in the form of a recorded video which saw ex-wife of the footballer, Maria Magnusson admitting that she married the footballer because she wanted to get rich. The new evidence breathed life into the already discharged case resulting in an appeal.
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