Kwaw Kese sentenced
Controversial Ghanaian rapper, Kwaw Kese, who was tried for narcotic
offences has been sentenced to day's imprisonment.
He will also pay a fine of GHc1,200.
A Kumasi High Court gave the ruling Thursday after a number of
adjournments, following the rapper's arrest by police in Kumasi on
November 22, 2014.
The controversial rapper was arrested for allegedly smoking cannabis
in public and was remanded into prison after making an appearance in
He was whisked away into a police van and sent to the Kumasi Central
Prison which served as his new home until he was granted bail on
December 30 on health grounds.
The court, presided over by Judge William Boampong granted him 80,000
Ghana cedis bail with one surety to be justified.
After the bail, Kwao Kese popularly called 'Abodam' has been playing
advocacy roles in the call for decongesting the country's prisons and
also to improve conditions over there.
On Thursday April 23 however the court finally reached a verdict.
Judge William Boampong sentenced "Abodam" to a day's imprisonment and
a fine of 1,200.
Should he default in paying the fine, "Abodam" will go to prison for
three years with hard labour.
Myjoyonline.com sources say the rapper and his managers have already
paid the fine and the rapper is currently serving his prison sentence.
Friday morning, Kwaw Kesse will be a free man.