Former Executive Director of the Danquah Institute and Lawyer Gabby Asare Otchere-Darko, has slammed law used by a Kumasi court to refuse hiplife artiste Kwaw Kese bail describing it as “absolutely stupid”.
In an emphatic statement he pasted on facebook, Gabby who is a strong member of the largest opposition party NPP admitted that the said law was passed under former President Kuffour’s regime but expressed the need for a review into that particular part of the law.
Even though Mr. Otchere-Darko insists that he doesn’t support any form of drugs or its use, he believes the law has not been fare to a Rapper as popular as Kwaw Kese.
Expressing his opinion on the court’s decision, Gabby wrote:
“So why should a very popular musician, who, I presume, had no previous record, be remanded in jail for smoking weed? Is it because of that stupid law passed by the NPP in a panic reaction to MV Benjamin? I am not for any drugs (weed, cocaine, heroin, alcohol, cigarette etc) but this law is absolutely stupid!” he wrote.
Commenting on the court’s decision on Facebook, Mr. Otchere-Darko, who is also a member of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), said the law used by the court is absolutely stupid.
The prolific Fante Rapper Emmanuel Botchwey popularly known as Kwaw Kese or Abodam was arrested around 1:30 am, Saturday at a wine shop close to Plus Two pub at Nhyiaseo, a suburb of Kumasi, allegedly smoking a substance believed to be cannabis.
The “Nonsense” Rapper was said to have performed at Old School Reunion programme at the Baba Yara Stadium on Saturday and afterwards decided to have fun with some friends at Plus Two pub.
Kwaw Kese was arraigned before a Circuit court in Kumasi presided over by Judge William Boampong. After the court proceedings on Monday November 24, he remanded for two weeks in prison to reappear on December 8 after prosecutors argued that they were still investigating the matter.
Meanwhile a group calling themselves ‘Ghetto boys’ in Agona Swedru, where the Rapper hails from, has described the detention of the ‘King of the Streets’ as unjust and have threatened to hit the street if nothing is done about it.