Few years ago, you would have been right if you said celebrities and other high profile personalities in Ghana could meander their way through the grips of the law but not today.
News that has surfaced in the last few years has confirmed that the laws of the country is no respecter of persons.
Many celebrities have been found wanting after they thought they could get away with their acts because of their status in society.
Let us go back in time and recall some of the known faces in the entertainment industry who thought they could get away with the law but were apprehended.
1. Kwaw Kese (Real Name: Emmanuel Kofi Botwe)
Multiple award winning Hip life rapper Kwaw Kese was arrested in the year 2014 at a popular bar in Kumasi after he was alleged to have been smoking an illegal substance believed to be marijuana.
The king of the street thought he would be treated with kid’s gloves but was remanded in prison for 5 months and fined in addition.
2. Akuapem Poloo (Real Name: Rosemond Alade Brown)
Actress Akuapem Poloo was laughing at the wrong side of her mouth when her penchant for tw*rking and stripping on social media landed her in trouble.
The actress pushed her childish act to the limit when she stripped completely n*ked in front of her seven-year-old son.
Although she had a sensible caption to defend her insensible action, Akuapem Poloo was dragged to court and she spent a few days in prison for indecent exposure to a minor.
3. Rev. Owusu Bempah (Real Name: Isaac Owusu Bempah)
Nation prophet and friend to most Ghanaian presidents, Rev. Isaac Owusu Bempah was arrested and charged after he threatened the life of repented fetish priestess Nana Agradaa.
Many believed his affiliation to the ruling political party would have saved him from prosecution but he was arraigned before court and had to spend some days behind bars.
His case is still pending final judgement from the court.
4. Bulldog (Real Name: Lawrence Hanson Nana Asiamah)
Artiste manager and CEO for BullHaus entertainment was arrested rambo style by some officers of the law following his statement about the President on live television.
Bulldog was a guest on the United Showbiz program and he made a remark that sounded like a threat to the life of the president.
5. Shatta Wale (Real Name: Charles Nii Armah Mensah Jnr.)
Ghana’s self-titled dancehall king Shatta Wale is the latest celebrity to have an encounter with the law. Shatta Wale reported himself to the police after he intentionally staged a prank that he was shot.
His stunt was based on fact that a doom prophet asserted that he will be shot by armed men on October 18, 2021.
Shatta Wale appeared before an Accra Circuit court today after spending two nights at the police cells for a verdict on his actions.
The musician and three other persons were denied bail and remanded to prison for a week after the court read his charges and listened to his plea.