I’m sure Kwaw Kese has regretted his action – Samini

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Dancehall artiste, Emmanuel Samini, known on stage as Samini has

observed that considering the humiliation that rapper Kwaw Kese has

suffered over the past few days, he is sure to have regretted his


According to him, Kwaw Kese, born Emmanuel Botchwey, has definitely

regretted and learned a lot of lessons behind bars.

The controversial rapper, who was arrested by the police in Kumasi for

allegedly smoking cannabis in public, was remanded into the Kumasi

Central Prison after making an appearance in court Monday.

He was sent to the Kumasi Central Prison after the Kumasi Metropolitan

Assembly (KMA) Circuit Court, presided over by Judge William Boampong

remanded him to reappear on December 8 after prosecutors argued that

they were still investigating the matter.

Samini in a strongly worded statement on the matter via his Instagram

page said what Kwaw Kese is going through is not something he would

wish for anyone.

"It's really not the right time of the year for anybody to be going

through what my brother and fellow artiste @kwawkese is going through

at the moment. It's Sad and unfortunate that he was caught slipping

and has been made a scapegoat in this situation."

"As a people we all break the law directly and indirectly at some

point and usually get away with it. It is only when you come into

contact with the law head-on that you get the wake up call," he added.

The 'Movement' hit singer was of the belief that, Kwaw Kese "has

regretted his actions already with the kind of humiliation he's been

through in the past few days behind bars."

Samini expressed the view that just as in the case of his colleague,

Kwaw Kese, the law must effectively work in all other fields of

society. "We live in a society where hypocrisy and ignorance are

normal ways. People litter the streets to give us cholera and are left

to roam about doing it everyday. Others run red lights and pay bribes

in traffic constantly, just to mention a few. We realise how many

times we commit petty crimes and walk freely."

According to him, the matter at hand is a case of the abuse of a

substance and "we need to draw the line between being a criminal and

an addict on a substance.

What happened to fines and rehabs for patients? Are we going to rather

lock up and destroy a victim to a societal substance abuse rather than

reform and rehab them to return and contribute to society."

Maintaining that Kwaw Kese is "an entertainer and a Dad," the

dancehall act observed that in some developed countries, cannabis are

seen as purely recreational when it is for personal use.

"These laws we use here were brought in by these countries who have

over the years seen the need to revisit and decriminalise certain acts

including smoking just a joint. We have stuck to it like the wigs in

the court rooms when it's 90 degrees blazing hot. Lol."

"Our judicial system needs to be revised as those who formed it for us

no longer use them. He shouldn't have used it in a public place as

it's not legal in Ghana. We collectively as an industry apologise on

his behalf and beg for mercy on him. He can be better in society by

rehab as a user than jail as he's not a dealer. A word to the wise

……#Freekwawkese," Samini concluded.

Credit: Myjoyonline

Kofi Oppong Kyekyeku

I am a Ghanaian Broadcast Journalist/Writer who has an interest in General News, Sports, Entertainment, Health, Lifestyle and many more.

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