Accra Circuit Court has fined rapper Samuel Kofi Frimpong, also known as Medikal, GH₵3,600 for brandishing a gun on social media. Failure to make the payment, he will serve nine months in prison.
This decision was arrived at after the rapper changed his plea from not guilty to guilty on Monday, February 21 2022 for the charges labelled against him for the display of arms and ammunition in public.
It will be recalled that Medikal had earlier pleaded not guilty when he first appeared before the court on October 22, 2021.
Today Monday, February 21, 2022, the court was expected to rule on an application filed by Medikal’s legal team to order the police to release the Ruger nine-millimetre pistol belonging to the musician.
But when the case was called this morning, Medikal told the court that he wanted to change his plea.
The charges were read out to him, and he pleaded guilty to the charges.
Per the facts, “the accused person in September 2021, whilst in his car, without any reasonable excuse, displayed a rugger 9mm pistol and posted the video on his snap chat social media platform”.
According to the prosecution, the video of the weapon the accused displayed went viral.
Police upon seeing the video later arrested him on October 21, 2021, and handed him to the regional criminal investigations department for investigation.
The accused admitted the offence in his investigation cautioned statement and was subsequently charged and arraigned.
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