Do You Know You Can Be Arrested for Possession & Sharing the Sex Videos of Hannah Tetteh’s Alleged Son & the Others Circulating Around Under Ghana Law?

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I am not an expert in Ghana Law, nor can I even say I am an expert in any law—I am still learning, as all law scholars and lawyers will do for the rest of their lives. A lawyer or legal scholar never stops learning the always changing law…

Yesterday, I was approached by a radio station in Ghana to talk about the legal implications or consequences of the making of sex tapes (hereafter seks tape) and whether it is wrong (morally and legally) on the part of those who leak these videos—and those who circulate them around, you and I.

Interestingly, taking up the challenge to go ahead with the talk taught me something new but important about Ghana’s Laws in relation to obscene materials, which includes seks tapes and images.

According to Sections 280 and 281 of the Criminal Offences Act, the making/production “for the public”, possession and distribution of obscene materials such as seks tapes, indecent images and videos amount to a criminal offence—to be precise, a misdemeanour.

This means that, engaging in the production/making/recording of such videos in itself with intention to let it go out there is a crime, that is if you are found or the material is seen by the law enforcement agencies.

And the crime does not end there, for those of us who have made ourselves the collectors of seks tapes or images, having them on your phone or computer in Ghana is also a crime—you can be arrested for that.

The moment we published an article on the alleged Hannah Tetteh’s son circulating seks tape, many people jumped from their beds, asking around for the video—mostly, to feed their inquisitive personalities.

What I did not know at the time and probably most of you do not still know is that, if you are within Ghana’s jurisdiction and you are caught circulating or in possession of any obscene material, you are in violation of the Criminal Offences Act—and the police can come after you.

I believe it will even be worse if those in these videos or photos are under the age of 18, classified as children per the 1998 Children Act, then you are walking into a room with a serious crime of child p*rnograhy hovering over your head.

In the jurisdiction where I live and where others live (most western countries), making, possession and distribution of most adult obscene materials do not amount to a CRIME—in fact, it is part of Free Speech, a constitutional right.

What this means is that, I can sit in my room and watch these adult tapes or make them or send some to my friends within certain jurisdictions and not commit any crime. If the police out here takes my phone and finds any obscene materials on there (provided they are not child or other banned materials), they cannot arrest me, because I have not committed any crime. I am just exercising my right to freedom of expression…

If the same happens to you in Ghana, you will probably find your butt in jail, worrying your head over what went wrong.

And as always, ignorance of the law is no excuse. So you little freaks interested in making, possession and distribution of these materials must be careful about being caught or seen, else, you may deeply regret ever doing it.

If I’ve missed something on this topic, kindly let me know….Now do you still want the tapes?



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Chris-Vincent Agyapong Febiri, Founding Editor
Chris-Vincent Agyapong Febiri is the Founding Editor of GhanaCelebrities.Com , a Film Critic and a Human Rights Advocate; he holds 2 masters degrees in Law; International Human Rights Law (LL.M) and Legal Practice Course (LL.M) from University of Leicester and Nottingham Law School--and also a degree in Law (LL.B) from University of East London. He's a Professional Truth Sayer and he is the author of the popular eBook “Success is a Right, Not A Privilege.” He currently works at Fortwell Solicitors in London--where he uses his legal brains to kick real ass, for the good of clients and humanity. Contact: Vincent@topvincent.com

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  1. Nkwasiaaasem ara kwa…let dem come and arrest me…im still watching nd sharing the videos of those horny guyz…mtcheeeeewwww

  2. that means the entire cast involved in the making of the tape could dance to the tune of the law, which also means the ministers son could go to jail for that! he could be charged with the making and distribution as well as possession of them materials!

      1. Chile puh-leeeaaase !!! Which worldwide? I’m still watching and sending it. ..hannah can kiss ass like I said before

        1. Just this afternoon about 5 people sent that video hahaha worldwide paa.. Maybe only greater accra region.

  3. Well de stupid law does not apply to me then. Why haven’t dey arrested tettehs son then. Kwasiasem

  4. If the girl is indeed 15 years old as alleged then the guy (Collin) must be arrested by now, no matter who his mother is! Or is it becos the girl was a willing participant? I am confused abt the Gh laws .
    Why is nobody (institution) taking serious action but rather blocking the tape from circulating just to sweep it under the rag? What a shame!

    1. EXACTLY. As per the 1998 Children Act in Ghana, the guy should be arrested for having sexual intercourse with a minor. Especially since there is even video evidence! What the heck are the rightful authorities waiting for? Does Hannah really have tht much power to “frighten” law enforcement officers from doing their jobs??? Eii Ghana, why?

  5. It’s official, Chris has been threatened by hannah Tetteh. His life is in danger hence this post…ms hannah, if ur reading this…come for those if us in the diaspora too cos we are mostly ones with the vid. Kwaasiansem. Words can’t describe how I despise that woman

    1. I dey search that lady beat am sef. She should just shut up and put some sense into his son’s head.

  6. I just read on Naijapad that a certain Ghanaian girl has committed suicide after her sex tape went viral on social media,if is true, is she the same girl with Hannah Tetteh son?

  7. aaaaaaaaaah kwasiaaaasempaa o….. is dis this country serious @all instead of them dem to arrest both of them see o….. i learnt de gurl is a
    minor nd hw on earth can a minor act porn…
    stupidity to the highest level… jst becos of their family status tweaaaaa…. ibeg go search for
    Castro dnd jane nd stop foolin.. we will share it on
    viber, twitter, kik, wechat, tango.. block all mails too fools.