The Mzbel and the Police Assault/Battery Saga is getting serious. If you have not been following the incident, click here to read.
Reports have it that, an Accra Motor Court has remanded the Hiplife star, her PA and driver to spend five more days in police custody for battering and assaulting a police officer.
Mzbel, her driver Maxwell Mensah and PA -Emmanuel Edem Nordzor (student) were all charged before the magistrate court presided over by Emmanuel Plange Brew on various motor traffic offences and battery/assault.
Maxwell Mensah the driver had four charges; unauthorized parking, causing road obstruction, resisting arrest and assaulting a police officer.
Nordzor, the PA Mzbel claimed had just jumped into the drivers seat whiles the car was parked with the driver having stepped outside was charged with driving a motor vehicle without licence.
Mzbel’s charges are; obstructing a police officer from executing a lawful duty and assaulting a police officer.The 3 pleaded not guilty to the various charges.
At the court, their lawyers tried to secure a bail for them but the prosecuting officer ‘Chief Inspector Seiwah’ was able to convince the Magistrate that, they should be ‘locked up’ until possibly the next hearing as their deliberate actions were major and could have even caused the death of the law enforcement officer.
Even though there seems to be two contracting facts as to what happened (one from the accused persons and other from the prosecutor), According to what I have gathered from Daily Guide, below are the facts the prosecutor presented to the court though it was denied by the accused persons’ lawyers….
On Saturday at about 12.30pm, a police MTTU officer on duty at the Tudu traffic light in Accra realized there was heavy traffic on a section of the road which obstructed the free flow of vehicles.
The officer, in his attempt to identify the cause, realized it was caused by a Mitsubishi 4×4 vehicle with registration number GR9470-11, driven by one Emmanuel Nordzor and subsequently requested to see his licence.
After the cop’s inquiry, Emmanuel hurriedly left the driver’s seat and handed the vehicle over to Maxwell Mensah who rudely asked the policeman to clear off from the road for them to pass.
But the policeman, who was not deterred by the conduct, insisted on seeing the licence of Emmanuel.
Maxwell then ignored his request, started the vehicle and hit the cop, who fell on the bonnet of the vehicle while he drove off, regardless of what happened to the policeman.
They then drove for a distance, with the policeman still clung dangerously to the bonnet, while eyewitnesses screamed at the horror of what was happening.
It took a private security van, with a policeman on board, to block the Mitsubishi on the main road to ensure they never escaped.
When the vehicle eventually stopped, Mzbel allegedly got out of the Mitsubishi, and yelled at the cop, claiming he had no right to cross their path.
She allegedly got physical and held the uniformed policeman by the neck in an attempt to strangle him, while pushing a clenched fist in his face; but onlookers rushed to the rescue of the policeman.
Reports said when Mzbel realized she had fallen foul of the law, she started wailing, and claimed she was assaulted by the policeman instead, but onlookers started hooting at her.
The vehicle and its occupants were therefore taken to the MTTU headquarters where the three were arrested and subsequently processed for court.