An Accra gender-based circuit court yesterday could not again continue with the hearing of the case involving Hiplife artiste Eugene Ashe aka Wisa Greid of “Ekiki Mi” fame.
This was because Detective Chief Inspector Edward Adjei Odame, the first prosecution witness in the trial, was on another assignment.
According to the prosecutor, Chief Inspector J B Asante, she tried calling the investigator who was on duty at East Legon.
The prosecutor as a result, urged the court presided over by Abena Oppong Adjin-Doku, to adjourn the case until February 24, 2016.
The court however, withdrew the bench warrant it had issued for the arrest of the young artiste on February 5.
Wisa’s lawyer, Jerry Avenogbor, had told the court that his client was not well and that was why he was unable to come to court on time.
Jerry said that his client had always been attending proceedings except that day.
The judge had called for Wisa’s arrest when he, his lawyer and the manager failed to appear before the court for the trial when the prosecutor and the investigator were ready for the hearing.
The accused person’s absence in court thwarted plans of the prosecution to show the offensive video to the court.
The judge had at the previous sitting ordered the prosecution to bring the equipment required to play the video to the court.
Wisa Greid is standing trial for allegedly showing his manhood during a live performance on December 24, 2015 during the ‘Decemba 2 Rememba’ event at the Accra International Conference Centre.
The video of the artiste stripping and rubbing his manhood behind his female dancer on stage was put on social media, compelling his management to apologize over what it described as the artiste’s ‘rash and irresponsible behaviour.’
He is currently on GH¢8,000 bail with one surety.
By Jeffrey De-Graft Johnson