The popular actress and tv personality Nana Ama Agyemang McBrown, has testified in an Accra Circuit Court against Lawrence Nana Asiamah Hanson, an artiste manager popularly known as Bulldog. This is in line with Hanson’s act of “infraction of law” when he made a dictum in which he allegedly threatened the President of the republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akuffo Addo on television.
McBrown was cross-questioned by Hanson’s lawyer, Jerry Avernorgbor following the playing of a video recording of her show on United Television in which the accused was seen making the aforementioned pronouncements.
Mcbrown’s statement and the video were adopted as evidence-in-chief following an appeal to the court by the prosecution.
Mcbrown, led in evidence by the prosecution Chief Inspector Simon Apiorsornu admitted that Hanson was one of her panelists on her live show on United Television which was broadcasted on January 9 this year.
The Chief Inspector Apiorsornu stated that the issue of Men’s gold was raised during the show and Hanson almost immediately responded by saying, “The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akuffo Addo will not finish his four-year tenure if he failed to pay Menzgold customers”.
Mcbrown later disclosed that she was called in by the Criminal Investigation Department where she gave her witness statement and after the statement was displayed to the court, McBrown identified it, thereby authenticating it and said the police helped her to write it.
upon further cross-examination, McBrown clarified that her show on United Television was for entertainment purposes. She further pointed out that no crime was committed by talking about Menzgold, and that it was completely okay to do so.
Mcbrown admitted that to her knowledge, Hanson never acted upon what he had said on her show and also that she had not in any capacity seen him assemble people with the intent to act on what he had said.
She made these statements to clarify that Hanson’s pronouncements did not frighten her.
McBrown also admitted to the court that she remembered another panelist on the same show, Afia Schwarzenegger, questioning Hanson as to whether he was threatening the president and his response stated that Afia should not put words in his mouth.
The court presided over by Mrs. Evelyn Asamoah postponed the case to April 27 and McBrown was discharged. The accused however was granted bail at Ghc 70,000.
The later proceedings saw the Prosecution explaining to the court how the police intercepted said video recording on January 11 on a Facebook page of United Television and how such an action drew a lot of comments from the people who had already watched and heard the accused make his pronouncements.
The prosecution then stated that Hanson was then handed over to the National Intelligence Bureau for investigations. Also, according to the prosecution, the original video recording was requested from United Television and then played to Hanson after which he admitted to having made such comments.
The original video which was in and English was forwarded to the Ghana Institute of Languages for transcription and the same was transcribed into English.
The accused has denied the charge of “offensive conduct to the breach of peace”.