An Accra Circuit Court presided over by Abena Adjin Doku on Wednesday ordered hiplife musician Eugene Ashie aka Wisa to make a security deposit of Ghc 5,000.
The Judge made the order following the musician’s continuous absence in court. The money will go to state coffers if Wisa fails to show up in court on August 12, which is the next hearing date.
Kasapa FM’s Court Correspondent, Daakyehene Ofosu Agyeman reports that counsel for Wisa pleaded with the court to have mercy upon his client since there was a revelation that cannot be explained in open court.
This was after the Prosecutor, Judith Asante asked the court to issue a stiffer punishment to the accused for disrespecting the authority of the court.
It will be recalled that the Court on June 27 issued a bench warrant for the arrest of Wisa following the refusal of the beleaguered musician to appear in court at a time his case was being heard.
His lawyer Jerry Avenorgbor, at the time told the court presided over by Abena Agyin Doku that he has not heard from his client and does not know his whereabouts.
That was the third time that the Judge had issued a bench warrant for the musician since hearing of the case started.
FACTS OF THE CASE
Wisa Gried is standing trial for gross indecent exposure, a charge he has plead not guilty to.
He did probably the weirdest act by a Ghanaian performing artist when midway through his performance at the December 2 Remember concert last year, he pulled out his manhood on stage and thrusted it behind a lady dancer.
His lawyer Jerry Avenorgbor, has stated that the musician displayed a fake penis on stage while performing at the event. He argued that what the artiste did was for the “beauty of entertainment” but the public failed to appreciate that.
Wisa’s disgraceful act was greeted with public condemnation by a large section of the citizenry who were utterly shocked by his actions. He, as well as his management team immediately apologized to Ghanaians for his indecent behaviour.
The ‘Ekiki me’ hit singer was arrested by the police and questioned for showing his penis at the event, following which he was later granted bail.