[dropcap2]C[/dropcap2]elebrities do get into trouble at times. As vulnerable as some are, and as troublesome as others come, security authorities are quick in dealing with them, as and when they are found culpable, making nonsense of their sometimes demi-god status.
Enewsgh.com takes a look at some known Ghanaian faces who got entangled with the law.
Goodies of Goodies Music
Then CEO of Goodies Production, Isaac Abeiku Aidoo, popularly known as Goodies, is still serving a 13-year sentence.
He was arrested on April 23, 2008, at the Kotoka International Airport, for possessing some 80 pellets of a substance believed to be cocaine.
Upon arrest, he denied any wrongdoing, and even requested that an X-ray examination be conducted on him to ascertain the truth or otherwise.
In his prime, Mr. Aidoo executive produced albums for Lord Kenya, Tic Tac, VIP, Sydney, Nana Kwame, Mzbel.
He also worked on collaborative projects with Nigeria’s 2Face and Tony Tetuila, then with Kennis Music.
The mother of one, together with two others, Emmanuel Edem Nordzor, a student, and Maxwell Mensah, a driver, were remanded for five days in police custody by the Accra Motor Court for a traffic related offence.
The musician and two others were said to have deliberately run their Mitsubishi 4×4 vehicle with registration number GR 9470-11 into the policeman who fell on the bonnet of the vehicle.
They then sped off and drove for a distance, with the policeman still hooked dangerously on the bonnet.
All three were processed for court, and subsequently granted bail.
The Aphrodisiac Nite Club owner, Confidence Haugen, in September 2012 launched her fashion line which had the letter “K” with a butterfly as logo.
[blockquote]But Ghanaian designer Makeba Boateng who owns Keba Clothing, sued Confidence for infringing on her intellectual property claiming she (Makeba) created, actively used and popularized the same logo from 2002.[/blockquote]
The court placed a restraining order on Confidence, preventing her from further using it.
She subsequently reopened her Kofidence fashion line shop after the Accra Fast Track High Court agreed that it erred in granting a restraining order against her.
Known in real life as Acheampong Deeba, he shot to fame in the early years of Hiplife, with hit single “Deeba” but stayed irrelevant years after.
News of his alleged defilement of his stepdaughter, who is now 13 years (from age 8), came as a real surprise to many people.
He has since July 17, 2013, been extradited to the United Kingdom, to face five counts of defilement and assault.
Owner of the Exopa Modelling Agency, Sima was arrested at the Kotoka international Airport after a tip off on September 2009.
A thorough search revealed a hidden compartment inside four tubers of yam, where a substance believed to be cocaine was found.
The cocaine was said to weigh about 5kg.
[blockquote]An Accra Fast Track High Court on Thursday, 3 March sentenced Sima to a fifteen-year jail term after finding him guilty of drug trafficking offences.[/blockquote]
His incarceration came few years after he was constantly hailed as that one person, who could offer the Ghanaian modelling world, the much needed lifeline.
He successfully held the Exopa Fashion Week which hosted Kodjoe, Hollywood actor, and brother of Live FM Presenter, Ofie Kodjoe, Boris Kodjoe.
Wanlov the Kubolor
In June 2013, Romanian police approached Wanlov and asked for his Identification card and he didn’t have it on him. He was later detained.
“Because I wasn’t wearing any footwear the police stopped me and asked me of my ID.
“At that moment I wasn’t having my ID on me so the police decided to crosscheck my name from their computer,” he said at the time.
“The other policemen insisted that they arrested me not only because of the ID but also because they had also received complaint from a lady that I was displaying penis indecently on the streets.
“After I asked them to provide the woman who lodged the complaint, the inspector came out from his office and asked that they release me immediately.”
Then a 30 year old popular night club bouncer, Shaka Zulu, known in real life as Richard Cobinna, was arrested by the police in connection with an alleged arm robbery. Seven months after his arrest, he was formally charged before the court, together with three accomplices.
The prosecution said the four accused persons acted together to rob a Nigerian businessman and his colleagues at their residence at Batsona and made away with five laptop computers, a wrist watch valued at GH¢200 and cash of GH¢150,000.
The accused persons bolted but the complainant and his colleagues pursued them and arrested Owusu who led them to arrest Shaka Zulu.
Emelia Brobbey spent the months of June and July 2013, explaining why she isn’t a thief.
After news of her being arrested in the United Kingdom, for shoplifting went viral, she spent the next few months pleading her innocence.
The Piercings shoplifting saga, left a sour taste in her mouth, and that of close associates.
She’s denied any wrongdoing.
Popular actor and comedian, Agya Koo, was re-arrested soon after posting a bail bond. He was first arrested for allegedly taking GHC 3,800 from a victim under the pretext of helping him travel to the US.
Media reports indicated that some 12 more people made reports to the police that the comedian has defrauded each of them of an amount of $1,850 with a promise of securing them US visas.
The comedian is alleged to have taken a non-refundable fee of $850 for ‘registration’ and a refundable amount of $1,000 from his victims in order to help them acquire the visas.
By: Abdullai Ishaak/enewsgh.com
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