Court issues bench warrant for Wisa

An Accra Circuit Court has, for the second time issued a bench warrant for the arrest of hiplife musician Wisa Gried, for failing to appear before it to answer charges of allegedly removing of his manhood in public.

On February 5, 2016, the court issued a bench warrant for his arrest after he failed to appear before it.

Yesterday’s warrant issued was after his lawyer, Jerry Avenorgbo, told the court that after the last adjourned day, all attempts to reach the accused, had proved futile.

He told the court that he did not know the whereabouts of his client, and therefore, asked for an adjournment.

Subsequently the prosecutor, Chief Inspector Judith Asante prayed the court to issue a bench warrant for the arrest of the accused.The court, presided over by Abena Oppong Adjin-Doku upheld the request of the prosecution and ordered the arrest of the musician and adjourned the case to July 13.

The investigator, Detective Chief Inspector Edward Adjei Odame, who was the first prosecution witness in his testimony on January 25, told the court that the Greater Accra Regional Command’s attention was drawn to a video on the internet, adding that it acquired a copy of the clip and it was detected that the accused was a musician and so he was invited by the police to assist with investigations into an act of gross indecency.

He added that when Wisa, known in private life as Eugiene Ahie showed up at the unit, the video was shown to him, adding that investigations revealed that on December 24, 2015, Airtel, in partnership with an Accra based Radio Station, Citi FM, organised an event dubbed “ Decemba 2 Rememba”, in which the accused and other artistes were invited to perform.

The prosecution witness noted that at about 12 am, the accused together with a lady dancer took their turn on the stage and during the performance of his second song on the night, the accused drew closer to the female dancer, who was facing the audience with her back.

Detective Odame added that when the accused drew close to the lady,  he allegedly pulled down his trousers a bit, and further lowered his boxer shorts, where he removed his penis out of his boxers, went behind the lady and caressed her with his penis as he was playing.

He added that upon further investigations, the accused allegedly admitted the offense and was duly charged and arraigned.

By Edem Mensah-Tsotorme

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