Eugene Ashe, aka Wisa, a hip life artiste, who is alleged to have displayed his penis on stage, narrowly escape from a second bench warrant issued, by an Accra Circuit Court.
When the case was called earlier, Wisa, with his counsel, was not in court.
The Court, therefore, adjourned the matter and issued a bench warrant for his arrest him.
His counsel, who was not aware about the development, went to the Court and stated that in his absence the matter had been called.
According to Mr Jerry Avernogbor, Wisa was also not around because of some medical conditions, hence he prayed the Court to rescind the bench warrant issued against Wisa.
“My Lord we are on our knees begging to rescind the bench warrant so my client could go and prepare for the case. We assure the court that never again would this happen,” the defence counsel pleaded.
The Court, presided over by Mrs Abena Oppong Adjin –Doku, consequently, rescinded the bench warrant and warned Wisa to respect time and appointments.
The court also urged Wisa not be late for proceedings, however, if he had any reason to be late he should inform the court early.
The matter was therefore adjourned to April 7 because the prosecution witness, Detective Chief Inspector Edward Agyei Odame had left after because the matter had been adjourned.
Wisa is being held for allegedly exposing his penis while performing at the Accra International Conference Centre on December 24, last year.
He has, however, denied a charge of gross indecent exposure and is on a GHC 8,000 bail with one surety.
At the last sitting, the Prosecutor, Chief Inspector J. B. Asante told the Court that on December 25, the Accra Regional Police was alerted over a nude video posted on the internet from an unknown source, in which a popular Ghanaian artiste identified as Eugene Ashe, aka Wisa Creg, intentionally exposed his penis while performing live on stage at the AICC.
According to the prosecutor, Wisa was seen dancing with a female partner.
Chief Inspector Asante said the Police contacted the managers of Ashe to produce him at the Regional Police Headquarters for investigations and they did.
The Prosecution said investigations into the matter disclosed that on December 24, Airtel Communications Company and Citi FM, an Accra based radio station, organised an event dubbed: “December to Remember,” which included the accused as a guest artiste.
During the course of the show, the accused while dancing with a female dancer identified as Monica Kumadeh, suddenly removed his penis out of his pair of jeans and began to caress the buttocks of the dancer.