The Musicians Union of Ghana (MUSIGA) has called for leniency in the case in which ace hiplife artiste Kwaw Kese has been remanded in custody for allegedly smoking weed in public.
The Union, in a statement released Thursday, saidc “much as MUSIGA is against the use of illicit drugs by artistes, the union is appealing to the judge handling the case to temper justice with mercy and consider the social contributions of the artiste in handling his case.”
The controversial rapper, Kwaw Kese, who was arrested by the police in Kumasi on Saturday, November 22, for allegedly smoking cannabis in public, was remanded into prison custody after making an appearance in court Monday, November 24
The court, presided over by Judge William Boampong, remanded him at the Kumasi Central Prison to reappear on December 8 after prosecutors argued that they were still investigating the matter.
MUSIGA, in the statement signed by , MUSIGA’s Director of Communications and Special Projects, expressed the union’s appreciation “for the support displayed for the hiplife artiste, especially the Free Kwaw Kese campaigns taking place online.”
“MUSIGA has been monitoring the developments following Kwaw’s arrest on Saturday November 22 in Kumasi and would like to thank all who have in various ways expressed their solidarity with Kwaw as well as calling for his freedom,” the statement added.
According to MUSIGA, since Kwaw Kese’s arrest, the Ashanti Regional branch chairman of the union, Aboagye Da Costa has led a delegation to visit him and has assured the leadership of the union of his wellbeing. “In addition to that, various top artistes have been in Kumasi to visit Kwaw.”
“Meanwhile, his lawyer is working feverishly to secure a bail for him when he reappears in court on December 8. It is in this light that MUSIGA is calling for leniency when the case is called in court again,” the statement concluded. -
Source: Ahuma Bosco Ocansey
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