Friday, December 12, 2014

Kwaw Kese Denied Bail Again, This Time by The High Court






Rapper Kwaw Kese has been denied bail for the third time at the High Court.


Myjoyonline.com reports that the musician was hoping to get a favourable hearing from the higher court after the Circuit Court denied him bail on the grounds that the use of narcotics is a non-bailable offence.

However the High Court followed the accented to the reasons given by the circuit court and refused the musician bail.

Luv FM’s Erastus Asare Donkor reported that at Friday’s hearing presided over by Justice PKB Apenkwa, the rapper’s lawyer argued that Kwaw Kese is being held for an unduly long time over a simple suspicion because the results of the substance which they claim is cannabis has not been obtained.

But the prosecution counted this argument, insisting they have the results of the test and are ready to go on with the trial.

The prosecution further argued that per the amendment of the criminal code, the musician cannot be granted bail. The prosecution’s argument was upheld by the judge who urged that the process be sped up.


Erastus revealed that Kwaw Kese looked very sad in court. His sullen, sunken face brightened when he was informed that there are mitigated sentences in which Kwaw Kese could spend just a day in jail and a fine. But there are certain conditions which he must satisfy.

Kwaw Kese is currently on remand at the Kumasi Central Prison. The controversial rapper was arrested by the police in Kumasi on Saturday, November 22 for allegedly smoking cannabis in public.

He is to reappear in court on December 22.