Ex-Ghana defender John Paintsil was granted bail on Wednesday night after spending close to 24 hours in police cells for beating up a district police commander.
Paintsil was detained at the East Legon Police Station on Tuesday night for the assault on the commander.
The East Legon police invited him over a complaint by his wife that he had stolen his vehicle.
But the former Fulham player became angry during interrogation and hit the district police commander and the investigator.
He has been charged with assault and but the courts in Ghana on strike, the shamed defender can push for an out-of-court settlement.