Defence counsel for Eugene Ashie aka Wisa a hip-life artiste accused of displaying his manhood on stage during a performance has prayed an Accra Circuit Court for adjournment to enable his client to call a witness to testify in the matter.
Mr Jerry Avernogbor, counsel for Wisa, said that after the court dismissed the accused submission of no case and called on him to open his defence they have now attained a witness who was willing to testify on their behalf.
Counsel however said the witness has travelled out of the country and would be spending over two weeks there.
According to defence counsel the witness evidence was pivotal in the determination of the matter and prayed the court to adjourn the case.
The court presided over by Mrs Abena Oppong Adjin-Doku obliged defence counsel’s prayer and adjourned the matter to February 21.
The Court on January 22, this year ruled on a submission of no case and held that, Wisa has a case to answer, “I therefore dismissed the submission of no case”.
The court subsequently adjourned the case to February 5, and asked the accused to inform his lawyer, Mr Avernogbor who was absent at the last sitting to be in court to lead his client to open his defence.
The Court noted that Wisa was able to identify himself in the video recording tendered in court, but claimed that he used a doddle.
The defence counsel had filed a submission of no case claiming that prosecution after calling three witnesses failed to establish a case against his client.
According to defence counsel, the Prosecution’s case was based on “hearsay,” and that none of the witnesses saw the incident.
Defence Counsel further argued that even the one who claimed he saw the accused could not be traced.
Wisa, of the Ekikimi fame, was arrested for allegedly exposing his penis while performing at the Accra International Conference Centre on December 24, 2015.
He has however denied a charge of gross indecent exposure and is on a GH¢8,000.00 bail with one surety.
According to GNA files, on December 25, 2015, the Accra Regional Police was alerted over a nude video posted on the Internet from an unknown source, in which Wisa intentionally exposed his penis, while performing live on stage.
According to the Prosecution led by Detective Inspector Judith B. Asante, the Police contacted the managers of the Artiste to produce him at the Regional Police Headquarters for investigations, which they did.
The 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,” which included the accused as a guest artiste.
In 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 buttocks of the dancer.