More Trouble for Afia Schwarz Husband
State prosecutors have preferred three more charges against Lawrence Abrokwa, the estranged husband of television personality Valentina Nana Agyeiwaa aka Afia Schwarzenegger.
This brings to eight the number of offences the accused is expected to answer before the Accra Domestic Violence and Gender Base Court.
Abrokwa, a Computer Technician was earlier standing trial before the court over five Domestic violence charges-emotional, verbal and psychological abuse, Domestic violence, threat of harm, publication of obscene material and assault.
This follows weeks of speculation that his vociferous wife and actress was allegedly caught in bed with another man barely nine months into their marriage.
Abrokwa purportedly met Afia and her supposed lover in the matrimonial bed and the distraught husband allegedly recorded the scene.
At the hearing yesterday, the Prosecutor Chief Inspector Maxwell Oppong told the court presided over by Mrs. Abena Oppong Adjin-Doku that the state would want to amend the charges against the accused.
The trial judge granted the request paving the way for three fresh charges to be laid against Abrowa.
They are carrying of offensive weapon; causing damage and stealing.
The prosecution said Abrokwa on August 30 this year at Dome Pillar 2 in Accra carried a knife without lawful authority.
According to Chief Inspector Oppong, the accused again at the same place and time intentionally and unlawfully caused damage to two lorry tyres worth GH¢900, stole $2,000 and £500 belonging to Afia.
The court has however adjourned the case until January 16 2018 for hearing.
Abrokwa is currently on a GH¢20,000 bail with three sureties who must be gainfully employed.
The prosecutor, Chief Inspector Maxwell Oppong the court that the complainant Afia Schwarzenegger and Abrokwa were legally married and lived together at Dome Pillar Two a suburb of Accra in a house belonging to the complainant.
According to prosecution, about three weeks ago, Abrokwa packed his belongings and left the house for Dansoman following persistent misunderstanding between them.
On August 29, this year, Abrokwa was informed by their house help one Afia Nyamekye that her mistress had a male visitor who will be spending the night with her.
Prosecution said based on this information, Abrokwa armed himself with a kitchen knife and a bottle containing some liquid purported to be acid.
The prosecutor said Abrokwa proceeded to the house of the complainant, scaled the wall and entered the compound.
The accused found a strange private car which he believed to have belonged to the visitor parked on the compound; he deflated two tyres of the car and entered the house through the back door with the assistance of the house help.
Abrokwa entered the bedroom with his mobile on and forced the bedroom door opened and found Afia and the male visitor in bed.
Prosecution said Abrokwa threatened them to film them else he would pour acid on them to cause harm to their bodies.
Chief Inspector Oppong further stated that the male visitor managed to escape during the process but Afia was held captive by Abrokwa who ordered her to go on her knees and declare that she is a prostitute.
Abrokwa had t he bottle of supposed acid in his hand.
Afia had no other choice than to obey all his instructions. Abrokwa continued filming the complainant whilst she (Afia) was nude and she pleaded with him to stop filming her.
Prosecution said in the process, Abrokwa assaulted Afia and chased her out of the house.
Afia run to a neighbour who eventually rescued and clothed her.
After the incident, prosecution said Abrokwa transmitted the nude video of his wife to his second mobile phone before reporting the matter to the Police with all the items belonging to the visitor and first phone used in filming Afia.
According to prosecution whilst the case was being investigated by the Police, Abrokwa went ahead and transmitted the video from his phone to Afia’s father on his phone on September 1, this year.
The video however went viral on social media and the bottle containing the said acid was sent to the Ghana Standard Authority (GSA) for examination.
On September 13, this year, prosecution said the Police received a report from the GSA that the content in the bottle was water and not acid.
By: Jeffrey De-Graft Johnson/ thePublisher