An Accra Circuit Court has issued a bench warrant today (Monday) for the arrest of Hiplife artiste Eugene Ashie popularly known as Wisa Greid.
This follows the refusal of the beleaguered musician to appear in court at a time his case was being heard.
His lawyer Jerry Avenorgbor, told the court presided over by Abena Agyin Doku that he has not heard from his client and does not know his whereabouts.
At the last hearing a fortnight ago, the musician’s lawyer told the court that his client’s absence from court was because he was sick following which the court adjourned the case to today (Monday).
Kasapa FM’s Court correspondent Daakyehene Ofosu Agyeman reported that following the lawyer’s comment the Prosecutor Judith Asante prayed the court to issue a bench warrant for the musicians arrest, as his actions were seen to be disrespecting the court, soon after which the Judge granted the request. This is the third time that the Judge has 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.