Eugene Ashe, aka Wisa Greid
The trial of the case involving hiplife artiste Eugene Ashe, aka Wisa Greid, charged for allegedly showing his genital in public, could not be heard yesterday because there was no prosecution witness.
The prosecution told an Accra Gender-Based Violence Circuit Court that the first prosecution witness required for the hearing to commence was not available.
The trial judge, Mrs Abena Oppong Adjin-Doku, as a result, adjourned sitting until January 25, 2016.
Wisa Greid whose his hit song ‘Ekiki Me’ brought him to national prominence is standing trial for allegedly showing his manhood during a live stage performance on December 24, last year during the “December 2 Remember” event at the Accra International Conference Centre.
Social media platforms are awash with videos of Wisa stripping and rubbing his manhood against his female dancer on stage, compelling his management to apologise over what was described as the artiste’s “rash and irresponsible behaviour”.
He is currently on GH¢ 8,000 bail with one surety.
At the previous sitting, Jerry Avenogbor, lawyer for the hiplife artiste, said that on stage (during performance) a lot of things happen, stressing that what took place was the beauty of art in entertainment.
In the view of the lawyer, people do not understand what happened and would be amazed when an explanation is given.
Prosecuting, Chief Inspector J. B Asante said on the said date the attention of Accra Regional Police Command was drawn to a nude video posted on the internet from an unknown source in which Wisa removed his genital while performing live on a stage at the afore-mentioned venue when he was dancing with a female dancer.
The police officer said the police contacted Wisa’s manager and he was brought to the police headquarters for investigations.
Chief Inspector Asante said during investigation, it was revealed that on December 24 Airtel Telecommunications Company and Citi FM organised the “December 2 Remember” Christmas party which Wisa was invited as a guest artiste.
He said in course of the event, the accused was ushered onto the platform on the main stage together with his female dancer identified as Monica Kumadeh.
Chief Inspector Asante noted that the accused person, while performing live on stage, drew closer to Monica, stood behind her and “suddenly he pulled out his penis from his pair of jeans trousers and started using same to caress or stroke the bottom of the female dancer in the full glare of the audience without decency.”
By Jeffrey De-Graft Johnson