How Fella Makafui played a critical role to ensure Medikal’s bail

Fella Makafui played a major role in ensuring that embattled Ghanaian rapper Medikal secured a GH¢100,000 bail today days after his arrest and appearance in court for brandishing a gun on social media.

Medikal’s mother together with his wife, Fella Makafui acted as the two sureties to ensure that the rapper was granted bail by the Accra Circuit Court. She has been with her husband since he was arrested.

After spending five days in prison, the case has been rescheduled for November 9.

When he first appeared in court last Friday, the rapper pleaded not guilty to one charge of displaying arms and ammunition.

After his lawyer repeated the previous application, the court presided over by Justice Emmanuel Essandoh, a High Court judge sitting with additional responsibility as a circuit court judge, granted them bail.

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The accused’s lawyer, Emmanuel Yeboah Ghana, argued that his client is well-known and has lived in the country his entire life and that he will not defy the court.

He claims that if he is granted bail, he has people who will stand sureties for him, including his wife and mother.

While opposing bail, the prosecution, led by Chief Inspector Dennis Terkpetey, stated that the court must consider the larger society’s interests.

He contended that there is an aspect of the case that is still being investigated and should be remanded.

Shatta Wale was also granted a similar bail today.

Background:

Rapper Medikal, also known as Samuel Adu Frimpong, has been remanded in prison for the next five days.

This came after the rapper pleaded not guilty to a single charge of displaying weapons and ammunition.

The accused person was remanded into prisons custody for five days by a court presided over by Justice Emmanuel Essandoh, a High Court judge sitting with additional responsibility as a circuit court judge.

The accused’s lawyer, Emmanuel Yeboah Ghana, argued that his client is well-known and has lived in the country his entire life and that he will not defy the court.

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