An Accra Circuit has fined hiplife artiste Eugene Ashie, aka Wisa Greid, GHc 8,400 for exposing his penis on stage during a performance at Citi FM’s Decemba 2 Rememba concert in 2015.
The court presided over by Mrs. Abena Oppong Adjin-Doku found the artiste guilty of the charge of gross indecent exposure.
According to her, the evidence put before the court showed that Wisa displayed his real penis and not a dildo as his lawyer had claimed.
Justice Adjin Doku also added that despite the evidence available, the accused failed to show remorse.
Failure to pay the fine will see the accused person serve a jail term of 24 months.
Wisa, who had just one hit song titled ‘Ekikimi’ at the time, was arrested after Social media platforms were awash with videos of him stripping Accra International Conference Centre, during a live performance at Citi FM’s 2015 edition of ‘Decemba 2 Rememba’, and rubbing his manhood against his female dancer on stage.
Wisa on stage with his trousers almost falling off (Images of his naked act cannot be posted here).
The Accra Regional Police was alerted over the video, and according to the Prosecutor, Detective Inspector Judith B. Asante, the Police contacted the managers of the Artiste to produce him at the Regional Police Headquarters for investigations, which they did.
He said their investigations showed that 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.
Although Wisa is known for songs like ‘Ekiki Me, ‘Cocoa,’ ‘Minste Bo,’ ‘Banana,’ and ‘One Side’, his career took a nosedive due to that incident.
He apologized to Citi FM and said he was ready for any sanction from the Musicians Union of Ghana, MUSIGA.
Although his lawyer had initially claimed that the artiste had shown a dildo and not real penis, Wisa later confirmed that he indeed showed his penis.