I want my gun back – Medikal tells court

Rapper Samuel Adu Frimpong popularly known as Medikal has asked the Circuit Court in Accra to order the police to release his gun to him.

The rapper who has pleaded not guilty to one charge of displaying arms and ammunition was first arraigned on October 21.

In court on Tuesday, January 25, 2022, Counsel for Medikal Alice Nimako Debrah Ablormeti, holding brief for the substantive lawyer told the court that, they have not been served with the processes and disclosures to properly mount their defence.

She also prayed the court to make an order to the police for the release of the gun to him.

Chief Inspector Dennis Terkpetey, the Prosecutor prayed the court for an extension of time within which to file processes, disclosures and witness statements and serve same on accused persons.

The court presided over by His Honour Emmanuel Essandoh has asked lawyers to come up with a formal application regarding the release of the gun.

The request for the extension of time for the prosecution to file their processes was also granted.

The case has been adjourned to February 15, 2022.

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Brief facts

The brief facts of the case as presented to the court, by Chief Inspector Terkpetey, the prosecutor, were that the accused person is a popular musician and in the month of September 2021, whilst in his car, the accused without any reasonable excuse displayed a rugger 9mm pistol and posted the video on his snap chart social media platform.

According to him, on March 26, 2021, the video of the weapon he displayed on snap chat went viral.

He said, on October 21, the police acting on intelligence arrested the accused and handed hon to the regional criminal investigations department for investigation.

The accused he said, admitted the offence in his investigation cautioned statement and was subsequently charged and arraigned.

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