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Judgement Day for Wisa

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An Accra Domestic Violence and Gender Based Court is expected to deliver its judgement in the case involving hiplife artiste, Eugene Ashe accused of displaying his penis while performing on a public stage.

The judgement of the court this morning brings to a close over one year and half of legal bath and forth.

This fixing of the date follows the final cross- examination of Sylvanus Mawuli Ahiagble, a defence witness.

The court presided over by Abena Oppong Adjin-Doku had ordered Jerry Avernogbor, lawyer for Eugene aka Wisa to file his address by April 10.

Witness

Earlier, Ahiagble who is also an artiste, told the court that on December 24, 2016 he and Wisa planned to have publicity stunt since they were new in the music industry.

According to the defence witness the plan was that Wisa was going to pull out a fake manhood on stage.

Ahiagble, however, said he stood behind the stage so he did not witness Wisa executing the said plan.

Defence witness said Wisa never displayed his manhood but a doodle.

Answering questions under cross examination by Prosecution Chief Inspector Judith B. Asante, Ahiabgle said he has songs with Wisa and Wisa has also featured him in his songs.

According to the defence witness before Wisa’s incident, he had recorded a couple of songs and same could be verified via the internet.

Defence witness admitted that he and Wisa planned to deceive the public with the fake manhood.

Ahiagble said he would be surprised to hear that Wisa displayed his manhood and not doodle.

When asked why Ahiagble did not accompany Wisa to the Police station he told the court that the Police did not invite him.

Background

Wisa, of the ‘Ekikimi’ fame, was arrested for allegedly exposing his penis while performing at the Accra International Conference Centre (AICC) on December 24, 2015.

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

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 the Police contacted the managers of 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: ‘Decemba 2 Rememba’ 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.

This compelled the management of the “Ekiki Me” hit singer to apologise over what it described as the artiste’s “rash and irresponsible behaviour”.

By: Jeffrey De-Graft Johnson

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