Former Black Stars and Fulham defender, John Paintsil was Tuesday granted a GH¢ 5000 bail with one surety by an Accra Circuit Court.
He is standing trial for stealing, offensive conduct and allegedly assaulting DSP Emmanuel Basintale during interrogation in a car theft case filed against him by his wife, Richlove Paintsil.
The District Police Commander himself has been directed by his superior, the Greater Accra Regional Police Commander, ACP Timothy Bonga Yoosa, to step aside and hand over to the District Crime Officer, since he is a party in the case.
The player who was represented in court by lawyer Kojoga Adawudu has pleaded not guilty to the charge of assault leveled against him.
The case has been adjourned to July 15, 2016