Mzbel’s docket missing
Posted on: 2011-Aug-16        Daily Guide
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The criminal case pending against 31-year-old hip life star, Nana Ekua Amoah, popularly known as Mzbel at an Accra Motor Court, seems not to be over yet as the docket on the case was conspicuously missing from court yesterday.

Even though the songstress was present in court, the prosecutor, Chief Inspector Seiwah Dora, told the court the docket on the case was not available.

The presiding magistrate, Plange Brew, adjourned the next court hearing to September 13, 2011, after he had sat on the case for just two minutes.

The songstress spent three days weeping in police cells with two other accomplices, Emmanuel Paa Kwesi, 31, and Maxwell Mawuli, 32, who were arrested by officials of the Motor Transport and Traffic Unit (MTTU) for physically assaulting a uniformed policeman on official duty.

She is facing two charges of obstructing a police officer from executing his lawful duty and assault of police officer.

One of the two accomplices, Maxwell, is also facing four charges- unauthorized parking, causing road obstruction, resisting arrest and assault of police officer, whilst the other Emmanuel was charged with driving a motor vehicle without license.

The accused persons, who pleaded not guilty to the offence, are on a GH˘2,000 bail with a surety.

Facts as narrated by the prosecutor stated that on Saturday June 5, 2011, at about 12:30pm, a police MTTU officer on duty at the Tudu Traffic Light in Accra realised there was heavy traffic on a section of the road which obstructed the free flow of vehicles.

The officer, in his attempt to identify the cause, realized it was caused by a Mitsubishi 4×4 vehicle with registration number GR9470-11, driven by Emmanuel Nordzor and subsequently requested to see his license.

After the cop’s inquiry, Emmanuel hurriedly left the driver’s seat and handed the vehicle over to Maxwell Mensah who reportedly rudely asked the policeman to clear off from the road for them to pass.

But the policeman, who was not deterred by the conduct, persisted on seeing the license of Emmanuel.

Maxwell then ignored his request, started the vehicle and hit the cop who fell on the bonnet of the vehicle while he drove off, regardless of what happened to him.

They then sped off and drove for a distance, with the policeman still clung dangerously to the bonnet while eyewitnesses screamed at the horror of what was happening.

A private security van with a policeman on board blocked the Mitsubishi on the main road to ensure they never escaped from the crime they had purportedly committed.

When the vehicle eventually stopped, Mzbel allegedly got out of the Mitsubishi and yelled at the cop, claiming he had no right to cross their way.

She allegedly got more physical and held the uniformed policeman by the neck in an attempt to strangle him while pushing a clenched fist in his face but onlookers rushed to the rescue of the policeman.

Reports said when Mzbel realized she had fallen foul of the law, she started wailing, and claimed to have been assaulted by the policeman instead, but onlookers started hooting at her.

The vehicle and its occupants were therefore taken to the MTTU headquarters where the three were arrested and subsequently processed for court.