A bail bond of GH 70,000.00 was given to outspoken artist manager Lawrence Nana Asiamah Hanson, known in the showbiz industry as Bulldog, after he appeared before the Accra Circuit Court for allegedly speaking against President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.
According to a report by Mynewsghana from the Ghana News Agency, the court presided over by Mrs. Evelyn Asamoah allowed Hanson to parole with three guarantees in the sum of GH 70,000.00, two of which are to be civil employees.
He was also required to report to the authorities every Monday, with the police required to cooperate with the reporting guidelines.
“Hanson pleaded not guilty on charges of “violent behaviour, conducive to violations of the peace.
Jerry Avernorgbor, his lawyer, pleaded to the court to allow his client to bail as he had individuals ready to stand secure for his client.
He would be happy if his client was entitled to personality bail, according to the defendant’s lawyer, adding that his client was well regarded and had a fixed place of residence.
The defense attorney claimed that his client would not intervene with investigations and that now or in the future he had no intention of committing any additional crime.
He called the court’s mind to the matter that the perpetrator had been in jail for 48 hours, and that if the court allowed him to bail, justice would be done.
As inquiries were continuing, the prosecution led by Chief Inspector Simon Apiorsornu informed the jury that his superiors would want the accused person to be resentenced into legal custody by the court.
Presenting the facts of the case in court, on January 11, this year, the lead prosecutor said that the police retrieved a video recording on United Television.
“He said that the alleged perpetrator was seen and overheard in that record stating, “The President of the Republic of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, will not finish his term in office and will run away if he fails to pay Menzgold customers’ deposits.
The prosecution further claimed that the defendant was passed over to the police by the National Intelligence Bureau for further inquiries on January 12, this year.
According to the prosecution, during questioning, when the same was played to him, Hanson confessed to having made certain comments in the said video.
The prosecutor said the Bulldog said that it was intended as a joke after admitting to the comment in the video and that he had no evil intent behind his comment.
The prosecutor confirmed that there are still investigations underway.
This case was rescheduled to 28 January.
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