Ghanaian musician who left many with something to remember at this year’s edition of Citi FM’s Decemba 2 Rememba event by showing his manhood on stage, Eugene Ashie widely known as Wisa Greid and for his hit single Ekiki Me, will have to pay a maximum of GHC120 which is equivalent to the prevailing cost of a GOAT should he be found guilty for removing his manhood on stage during the live performance.
This, is according to legal practitioner Samson Lardy Ayenini who made this known in an interview on Rhythmz A-Z on Joy FM with Mamavi Owusu-Aboagye.
“The law is clear on it. It’s a misdemeanour and the sanction it attracts is a maximum of GHc120. He will be given the fine, if he is unable to pay in default of the fine, then you go into jail,” he explained.
Answering questions as to whether the artist could be jailed for his act, the legal practitioner said;
“I do not see any judge saying he should pay the fine and go into jail at the same time. In any case it’s a misdemeanour and in a misdemeanour your inability to satisfy the fine that is impose on you will only attract just a couple of weeks in prison perhaps one or two months in prison…the purpose is just to caution you so you don’t do it again.”
“You could actually get just a caution and bonded to be of good behaviour,” he noted.
Although, Wisa had accepted to submit to the disciplinary committee of the Musicians Union of Ghana and even granted several radio and TV interviews apologizing for his act, the artist pleaded not guilty in court to accusations of misdemeanour.
Lawyer for Wisa, Jerry Agbenovor disclosed after court hearing on December 30 2015 that his client did not show his genitals but rather a doodle, something which he claims they will prove in the course of the trial.
“If you know what a doodle is and what you can get from different sex shops all over the world then you can understand where we are coming from basically…what you saw, to you it’s a dick or looks like a dick. Can you prove that it was a dick?” he said.
The artist has since been granted bail to the sum of 80,000 cedis and reappears in court on January 13 2016.