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10 Ghanaian Celebrities Who Faced Jail Sentences for Various Reasons

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The lives of celebrities often seem glamorous and carefree, but behind the spotlight, some have faced legal troubles that landed them in jail.

Here are a few Ghanaian celebrities who served jail sentences for various reasons:

Kwaw Kese (Emmanuel Kofi Botchwey)

In 2014, rapper Kwaw Kese found himself in legal trouble after being arrested in Kumasi for publicly smoking a substance believed to be Indian hemp. He was remanded in Kumasi Central Prison before being bailed out. Kwaw Kese was later sentenced to one-day imprisonment and a fine of GHc1,200, which he paid, marking a brief but impactful encounter with the law.

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Daasebre Gyamenah

Daasebre Gyamenah, a prominent highlife musician, faced a major legal issue when he was arrested at Heathrow Airport in London. He was found with substances suspected to be cocaine, with a street value of about £100,000 concealed in his suitcase. Gyamenah spent 11 months in jail before being released. The incident had a significant impact on his career and personal life.

Ibrahim Sima

Ibrahim Sima, known as the CEO of Exopa Modelling Agency and a respected figure in the fashion industry, was arrested in 2009 at Kotoka International Airport for carrying a substance believed to be weed. Despite denying knowledge of the drugs, he was sentenced to 15 years in prison. Tragically, he passed away in 2014 while serving his sentence.

Nana Akwasi Agyemang (Geeman)

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Geeman, known for his musical talents and dance skills, had his life take a dark turn when he was involved in a fatal incident. In 1995, Geeman and Jagger Pee were jailed after Geeman shot a taxi driver to death. He was initially sentenced to death by hanging, but he was later released in 2009 due to a presidential pardon, having spent 14 years behind bars. Geeman’s story took a transformative turn, as he became a pastor after his release.

Isaac Abeiku Aidoo

Isaac Abeiku Aidoo, the CEO of Goodies Production, faced legal trouble when he was arrested at Kotoka International Airport in 2008 for attempting to transport cocaine into the United States. He was sentenced to 13 years in prison, serving 6 years before his release in 2014. Aidoo had been a significant figure in the music production industry in Ghana during the early 2000s.

Richard Kwabena (Shaka Zulu)

Shaka Zulu, a television personality and bouncer, found himself convicted of robbery along with three accomplices. They were sentenced to 30 years in prison each for violently robbing a businessman. The trial led to convictions for conspiracy to commit a crime and robbery, marking a drastic fall from grace for Shaka Zulu.

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Medikal & Shatta Wale

Both musicians, Medikal and Shatta Wale, faced legal trouble around the same time. Shatta Wale was declared wanted by the police after planning a controversial stunt involving claims of his own death. He was arrested and spent time behind bars before being released on bail. Medikal, on the other hand, faced charges for brandishing a gun on social media. Both artists spent approximately a week in jail before being released on bail.

Funny Face (Nana Yaw Oduro Boateng)

Comic actor Funny Face faced legal and mental health challenges when he was arrested after a public outburst and threats towards his baby mama and colleagues. The incident led to his spending one night behind bars before being sentenced to receive mental care. After several weeks in a psychiatric hospital, Funny Face was eventually released.

Afia Schwarzenegger 

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Controversial media personality Afia Schwarzenegger was issued a bench warrant for her immediate arrest by the Tema High Court B. This comes after she was sentenced to 10 days in prison and fined GHC60,000 for contempt of court on December 1, 2022.

Afia Schwarzenegger’s contempt charge stemmed from her appearance on UTV’s “United Showbiz,” where she discussed a romantic relationship with Chairman Wontumi, the Ashanti Regional Chairman of the NPP. Despite a court order to refrain from such discussions, she continued, leading to a contempt application from Chairman Wontumi.

The court not only fined Afia Schwarzenegger but also issued a bench warrant for her arrest, making her a wanted individual. This case emphasizes the court’s commitment to upholding its authority and preserving the fairness of ongoing legal proceedings.

These stories remind us that fame and success do not shield individuals from facing legal consequences for their actions. While some have managed to rebuild their lives and careers, others have faced lasting impacts from their time behind bars.

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Lagos police arrest gay gang of criminals, who raped their male victims

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The police in Lagos have recorded a breakthrough by arresting eight members of a vicious gang of criminals that specialize in subjecting their victims to several hours of anal sex after dispossessing them of their properties and cash.

The arrest, said to be one of the biggest successes of detectives recently, under the watchful eyes of Commissioner of Police, Adegoke Fayoade so far, was made in the highbrow areas of Lekki, Ajah and Ikoyi areas of the state and efforts are in top gear to round up fleeing members of the dreaded gang made up of young men between the ages of 23 and 40.

Giving details of the operational strategies of the gang, police sources said the young men usually perpetrate their evil acts by renting living apartments in the highbrow areas of the city after which they embark on search for their victims.

It was learned that they normally place notices in strategic areas of the city, advertising job vacancies and acting as estate agents.

Sources said desperate job and accommodation seekers who respond to their adverts would be taken to their apartments usually situated in one of the booming estates where they are subjected to all kinds of torture with a view to forcing them release their account details after which they would be forced into several hours of anal sex by members of the gang.

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According to sources, their operational method is to roam around with exotic cars including high flying SUV’s. They place fake advertisements in strategic areas of Lekki, Ajah, Banana Island and even Ikoyi after which they also scout around, looking for fine and healthy-looking men.

As soon as they succeed in getting a victim, they drive the person to their apartment where they torture him for hours. While torturing their victim, they would extract all information about him including his financial status.

“As soon as they are in possession of those personal facts, they swing into action by proceeding to his house or banks to empty his money and other valuables. The second round of their operation is to subject their victim to hours of anal sex which they take turns to have their fill. They usually record their exploits on video and later relax to view it while enjoying their loot.”

It was gathered that their criminal exploits were blown open after they succeeded in cornering and maltreating a relation of a mobile police officer. The enraged officer was said to have gone to one of the police stations at Lekki to lodge the report.

Based on this development, the Commissioner of Police, Adegoke Fayoade gave marching orders to his special squad to round up the criminals without delay.

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The Special Squad, it was learned, succeeded in penetrating the gang and rounded up seven of their members including their oldest member said to be a lawyer.

Crime Guard learned that during interrogations, members of the gang who were looking unruffled stated boldly that their victims were healthy looking young and old men that will satisfy their sexual urge through the anus.

“They reportedly shocked detectives when they confessed that they had been operating for over three years and that they choose highbrow areas where they could easily track well nourished and endowed men.

Police sources said: “They were boasting to us about how many healthy looking men they have abused through the anus. They said they reject men that are not looking health, stating emphatically that they have no business with women. After their arrest, we confined them in separate cells so that they would not descend on our male suspects inside the cell.

“However, few days later, one of them raised alarm that the oldest member of the gang who claimed to be a lawyer was having same affair with a member of the gang. When we accosted him, he said the relationship had been going on since they have been operating as a gang.

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“Our greatest problem now is that some members of the devilish gang have escaped and we strongly suspect that they must be carrying on with their devilish criminal acts wherever they are.

“We are spreading our dragnets and we are sure that very soon, we will round all of them up. I must state that if not for the swiftness with which our Commissioner directed the operation, many men in Lagos state would have been endangered species by now.”

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Former Aids Ambassador and actress Joyce Dzidzor is gearing up for the release of her latest single Tatata featuring Ivorian Legendary musician Freddy Meiway.

Scheduled for release on April 10 the song recorded by King Dee, mixed by Donguy and mastered by Franz talks about broken heart and how to come out of it. Speaking in an interview with Joyce she said Freddy will not just jump on any song if he is not okay with it “How many musicians have been able to feature him on a song. It was not easy getting him on the song but finally we did and I am so grateful for that.

Asked why she went in for Meiway she said she has so much respect for him and even got a tattoo of him at her back said that her latest tattoo at her back.

“Meiway songs helped me her come out from depression. His music was a therapy for me when I was going through severe depression in 2019 in Hamburg and I tattoo him at my back to celebrate his achievements as an artiste for the past 35 years” she said Asked about her next project and collaboration with other Ghanaian musicians Joyce said that will only depend if this project goes well.

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“ I have a lot of plans for my music career but that will depend on how my latest single goes. If it goes well and accepted by Ghanaians it will give me the energy to continue my music career and feature other musicians” she said. Joyce has been doing music for more 15 years now and has backed musicians like Highlife musician Gyedu- Blay Ambolley and singer Sherifa Gunu.

She was also a member of Dela Hayes Women of Colour band. She pleaded with musicians in Ghana to acknowledge backup singers for their contributions they play. “It is only few musicians who come out to acknowledge who backed them in a studio but I have backed a lot of musicians in the past and they know it. It is just right that they acknowledge our contribution we play so that we can do fill happy for a good work done. When that is done, other musicians who probably liked what we did on other songs can employ us on their projects. That has been my worry for sometime and I wish it could be addressed” she said

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