The Madina District Police Commander, Supt. Joe Owusu-Bempah has refuted allegations that rapper, Kwaw Kese, who was arrested Wednesday in Madina was released because he is a celebrity.
The rapper was arrested Wednesday after a scuffle with a City guard at the Madina market and since his release yesterday, there have been allegations that, the Police left him off the hook because he is a celebrity.
The District commander told Myjoyonline.com in an interview Thursday that, Kwaw Kese was cautioned and granted bail because he was very remorseful and “he admitted that he was wrong and he apologised.”
According to him, they – Kwaw Kese, the City guard and the Police – “came to an amicable settlement and I asked that he should be released on bail so anytime we needed him to assist investigations, we invite him.”
He stressed that, had the artiste, who is popularly known as the King of the Streets “proven to be recalcitrant, disrespectful and arrogant,” he would have ensured that, “the law takes its course.”
Narrating the incident, Sup. Joe Owusu-Bempah said Kwaw Kese took his ‘daughter’ to the De Youngster’s International School in Madina for admission and was asked to buy some school materials for her.
The rapper, in the company of the daughter, brother and a teacher of the school, subsequently went to the Madina market later that Wednesday afternoon to acquire the materials. A City guard approached Kwaw’s car after he was alleged to have parked his car right at the exit of the market – inhibiting vehicular and pedestrian movements.
The guard, according to Sup. Bempah, ‘knocked’ on the widows of Kwaw Kese’s car since he had rolled up all the car’s windows, “The City guard wanted him to move his car a bit up front so that others will get the chance to exit the market,” he said.
That attempt led to a misunderstanding between the two parties. The guard alleged that Kwaw Kese, in an attempt to open the car door, hit him with it. The District Commander said eyewitness said they – Kwaw’s brother and the City guard – ‘exchanged blows’.
The Police intervened and took their statements and Kwaw was subsequent granted bail.