Court rescinds bench warrant against Wisa


A Circuit Court in Accra has rescinded a bench warrant against Eugene Ashe, aka Wisa, a hip life artiste who is being held for exposing his penis whiles performing at the Accra International Conference Centre.

This was after his counsel, Mr Jerry Avernogbo apologized to the Court saying his client was on unwell and as such could not come to court early at the last sitting.

The Court presided over by Mrs Abena Oppong Adjin-Doku therefore, rescinded the warrant and adjourned the case to February 24.

At the last sitting, the Circuit Court hearing his case issued a warrant to effect his arrest because when the matter was called, Wisa, the ‘Ekiki Mi’ hit maker, was not in court, while his counsel or his representative was also not present.

Prosecution prayed the Court to oblige them a short adjournment.

According to prosecution, the case investigator Detective Chief Inspector Edward Agyei Odame was on an assignment at East Legon hence could not make it to court.

The case investigator was to continue with his evidence and tender the tape which was to be played in court.

The court granted the request of prosecution.

Wisa is being held for allegedly exposing his penis while performing at the Accra International Conference Centre on December 24, last year.

He has, however, denied a charge of gross indecent exposure and he is on a GHC 8,000 bail with one surety.

At the last sitting, Prosecuting Chief Inspector J. B. Asante told the Court that on December 25, the Accra Regional Police was alerted over a nude video posted on the internet from an unknown source in which a popular Ghanaian artiste identified as Eugene Ashe, aka Wisa Greid, intentionally exposed his penis to the audience while performing live on stage at AICC.

According to the prosecutor, Wisa was seen dancing with a female dancer.

Chief Inspector Asante said the Police contacted the managers of Ashe to produce him at the Regional Police headquarters for investigations and they did.

Prosecution said investigations into the matter disclosed that on December 24, Airtel Communications Company and Citi FM, an Accra based radio station, organised an event dubbed: “December to Remember,” with the accused as a guest artiste.

During the course of the show, the accused while dancing with a female dancer identified as Monica Kumadeh, suddenly removed his penis out of his pair of jeans and began to caress the buttock of the dancer to the glare of the audience.

Source: GNA

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