No Show at Afia Schwarzenegger, Husband Trial
The Accra Domestic Violence and Gender Base Court on Thursday November 30 could not start the hearing of the case involving television personality Valentine Nana Agyeiwaa aka Afia Schwarzenegger and her the estranged husband, Lawrence Abrokwa.
This was because the substantive judge, Mrs. Abena Oppong Adjin-Doku was not available for the trial to continue.
Jane Harriett Akweley Quaye, a “relieving judge” last month transferred the case to the current court for hearing
The court had heard the case for Mrs. Adjin-Doku who was the on leave and was expected to resume October 28.
However, when the matter was due for hearing the case could not be heard although both parties were present.
Case was adjourned until December 21, 2017.
Abrokwa is currently on a GH¢20,000 bail with three sureties who must be gainfully employed.
The accused, a computer technician has been slapped with five charges.
They are Domestic violence to wit; emotional, verbal and psychological abuse, Domestic violence, threat of harm, publication of obscene material and assault.
News broke recently that the vociferous actress was caught in bed with another man barely nine months into her marriage.
Abrokwa purportedly met Afia and her supposed lover in the matrimonial bed and the distraught husband allegedly recorded the scene.
The prosecutor, Chief Inspector Maxwell Oppong the court that the complainant Afia Schwarzenegar 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 week ago, Abrokwa packed his things 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 prevented by Abrokwa and ordered her to go on her knees and declare that she is a prostitute with the 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.
Prosecution said Abrokwa was cautioned and granted bail later.
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.
Source: Jeffrey De-Graft Johnson/ thePublisher