Rapper Medikal has been remanded in prison custody for five days.
This was the conclusion reached by an Accra Circuit court on Friday, October 22, after the musician was arrested for brandishing a gun on social media.
The artiste, born Samuel Adu Frimpong, was charged with unlawful display of arms and ammunition to which he pleaded not guilty.
Section 7 of the Arms and Ammunitions Act stipulate that “No person shall, except in accordance with the terms of a permit granted under this Decree or with the written consent of the Inspector-General of Police, publicly display any arms or ammunition (including explosives) or discharge any firearm or other weapon in any public place.“
The rapper’s wife, Fela Makafui and some members of his management team were sighted at the court premises ahead of the hearing.
He was chauffeured away in a police pick-up truck amid heavy security presence.
Medikal’s arrest on Thursday came just hours after his industry mate and friend, Shatta Wale, was remanded in police custody for two weeks.
The self-styled dancehall king was arrested for spreading false news.
He had allegedly fabricated a story on Monday, October 18, that he had been shot and receiving treatment, which turned out to be a hoax.
At an Accra Circuit Court, the controversial artiste pleaded not guilty to the charge.
Meanwhile, social media users are already reacting to Medikal’s predicament.
Y’all shouldn’t panic. I’m keeping Medikal and Shatta safe for you.
— IGP (@ProfDampale) October 22, 2021
Medikal en own dey pain me ngl
— Don Sarkcess (@Kwesi_Picasso) October 22, 2021
Medikal remanded for 5 solid days
— Different Cwesi (@BigCwesi) October 22, 2021