Entertainment of Thursday, 17 December 2015
Reggae musician, Ekow Micah who was acquitted and discharged last month by an Accra Circuit Court, has told Showbiz that the scandal in which he found himself has in no way affected his brand.
Ekow Micah spent five months at the Airport Police Station after he was arrested by the Police on August 4 when he was found in possession of substances suspected to be Indian hemp in his apartment.
His arrest came during a police investigation in which Ekow Micah was implicated for being an accomplice of one Sarah Kwabla in an extortion scheme against Black Stars captain, Asamoah Gyan.
In an interview with Showbiz on Monday, Ekow Micah said contrary to expectation, his temporary incarceration has rather boosted and revived his brand and this has motivated him to work harder.
“The entire scandal would have affected my brand had I been found guilty by the courts but by the grace of God, this has rather turned round to strengthen me. Thanks to God, I have been acquitted and discharged and it’s time to move on,” he said.
Ekow Micah said the experience has taught him that many innocent people were unjustly put behind bars and he asked the public not to be quick to jump to conclusions anytime such reports come up in the media.
“You never know what will get you in trouble with the law so when you find out that someone you know is in a difficult situation, you don’t have to turn your back on him. We have to be each other’s keepers as the Bible teaches us,” he said.
Ekow Micah said he thanked everyone who supported him throughout his ordeal and asked for God’s blessings for their lives.
He told Showbiz that because of the first-hand experience of the poor health state of cell inmates, he, in collaboration with international Non-Governmental Organisation, FransDan Foundation, are set to embark on a nationwide campaign to improve the living and health conditions of cell inmates across the country.
“I was not given any serious medical care throughout the five months I spent in cells, even though I was suffering from severe back problems.
“It is in the light of what I went through as well as what other inmates are going through across the country, that, I, together with FransDan Foundation, want to embark on this nationwide cell to cell health screening project,” Ekow Micah said.