Ghanaian musician Eugene Ashie known in showbiz as Wisa Greid has pleaded with an Accra Circuit Court to give him more time to raise GHS8, 400 being the convicted fine slapped at him by the court for gross indecency.
Lawyer for Wisa, Jerry Avenogbor pleaded with the court to accept GHS5,000 as immediate part payment with a promise to clear the balance in a week.
This was after the court convicted Wisa to the fine or in default serve two years in jail.
Accra FM’s Ama Brako reported on Monday, 30 April that trial judge, Justice Abena Oppong Adjin-Doku, said Wisa did not show any remorse for his offence but she nonetheless did not impose custodial sentence on him.
The judge said from the video evidence viewed in court, it was manifest that Wisa displayed his penis to the general public with visible pubic hair. She said the charge of gross indecent exposure would serve as a deterrent to other artistes.
For his inability to immediately pay the fine, he was handcuffed and whisked away by three armed policemen.
Wisa was dragged to court after he flashed his manhood on live stage during Citi FM’s Decemba2Rememba concert in 2015. A bench warrant was issued for his arrest in May this year after failing to appear in court for the trial. His lawyer has always argued that his client may have flashed an artificial male appendage rather than his real organ.
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