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Rapper Medikal remanded into prison custody For 5-days

Rapper Samuel Adu Frimpong, popularly known in the music industry as Medikal, has been remanded into prison custody for five days.

The ruling was pronounced by a Circuit Court judge in Accra on October 22, 2021, on the artiste’s first appearance in court for brandishing a gun.

The ‘Omo Ada’ hit maker who has been charged for displaying a gun pleaded not guilty to the charge levelled against him.

During the hearing on Friday, counsel for the Ghanaian rapper, Emmanuel Yeboah Gyan, prayed the court to grant his client bail as he[Medikal] is a law-abiding citizen and had family on standby to possibly meet the bail conditions.

But the prosecution strongly opposed the plea, arguing that the individual rights of Medikal to bail are subservient to the community interest, which ought to be protected.

He further stressed the argument that parts of the case are still under investigation.

Presiding Judge, Emmanuel Esandoh, sided with the prosecution and remanded Medikal to the Ankaful prisons in the Central Region for five days.

This happenings comes barely a day after dancehall artiste, Shatta Wale, and three other people were remanded into police custody following an alleged gun attack prank.

Shatta Wale on the other hand is serving his one week remand at the Ankaful Prison in the Central Region.

They were remanded by an Accra Circuit Court on Thursday, October 21, 2021, during their first appearance in court.

Medikal was spotted at the court premises to offer his unflinching support to Shatta Wale.

Shatta Wale reported himself to the police for spreading false news about an assassination attempt at his residence in Accra on October 19, 2021.

 

By Lawrence Odoom| myxyzonline.com|Ghana

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