Rapper Samuel Adu Frimpong popularly known as Medikal has been sentenced to a fine of 300 Penalty Unit (GHc3,600) by the Circuit Court in Accra for displaying of arms and ammunition.
This was after Medikal changed his not guilty plea to guilty and convicted on his own plea.
According to EIB Network’s Court Correspondent Murtala Inusah, his plea was retaken and he admitted the offence.
The Court presided over by His Honour Emmanuel Essandoh has also directed the prosecution to release the gun to him.
The court said if he defaults in the fine he will serve nine months in jail.
The brief facts of the case as presented to the court, by Chief Inspector Terkpetey, the prosecutor, were that, the accused person is a popular musician and in the month of September, 2021, whilst in his car, the accused without any reasonable excuse displayed a rugger 9mm pistol and posted the video on his snap chart social media platform.
According to him, on March 26, 2021, the video of the weapon he displayed on snap chat went viral and “Adomonline” published same.
He said, on October 21, the police acting on intelligence arrested the accused and handed hon to the regional criminal investigations department for investigation.
The accused he said, admitted the offence in his investigation cautioned statement and was subsequently charged and arraigned.
Source: Ghana/Kasapafmonline.com/Murtala Inusah