The Accra Circuit Court 4 has demanded the release of Shatta Wale’s and his companions’ cellphones, which are still in police detention.
Jerry Avenorgbo, a lawyer for both the dancehall performer and his crew, told court Emmanuel Essandor that the things were taken during his clients’ detention and have not been released since.
He maintained that his clients, who are lifestyle and entertainment celebrities, rely heavily on their cellphones, and that the police’s continued refusal to provide them with them jeopardizes their existence.
According to Jerry Avenorgbo, all of the information the cops would need for their investigation is already on social media; thus, breaking into his clients’ phones would be an invasion of their privacy.
“It is not the business of the defense to assist the prosecution in making their case,” Judge Emmanuel Essandor decided. After all, unless proven guilty, the accused is assumed innocent. They should have access to the accused’s phones. The accused offenses were reportedly committed through the use of social media.”
The lawsuit was postponed until December 7, 2021.