Benson Nana Yaw Oduro Boateng, a. k. a. Funny Face, who allegedly threatened to kill his ex-wife, girlfriend and commit suicide, on Instagram, has been admitted to a ¢20,000 bail with two sureties.
The Kaneshie District Court also ordered Mr. Boateng to report to the Police twice a week. The matter has been adjourned to November 24.
He has been discharged by the Accra Psychiatric Hospital after undergoing two medical examinations.
He was expected to appear before the Court on November 10, this year. However, due to the discharge, the accused was sent to court and a full medical report on him was submitted accordingly.
The Court, presided over by Oheneba Kuffour, on October 20 this year, ordered a psychiatric examination on Mr. Boateng, aka Funny Face, at the Accra Psychiatric Hospital. He was also ordered to undergo a substance abuse examination at the Police Hospital in Accra.
It urged Funny Face aged, 40, to stay away from social media for a month.
Funny Face, a comedian, charged with the threat of death, had his plea reserved by the Court. His ex-wife’s name was given as Lizzy. His girlfriend is called Vanessa.
However, the facts of the matter were read out in open court.
Prosecuting Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Sylvester Asare informed the Court that he had been discharged by the Accra Psychiatric hospital and a full report submitted on (him) accused.
ASP Asare at the last sitting said “our suspicion is that accused’s action may be influenced by narcotic substances.”
The facts as narrated by ASP Asare are that accused is a comedian, actor, and musician residing at Millennium City at Kasoa (Odupon) in the Central Region.
ASP Asare said the accused was married to one Lizzy but they broke up in 2017.
In 2020, the accused got engaged to one Vanessa and they had twins.
ASP Asare said in February this year, Vanessa fled with their twins after they broke up, to an unknown destination.
The prosecution said on October 17, this year, the accused took to his Instagram page and threatened to kill his ex-wife, Lizzy, and girlfriend Vanessa and commit suicide.
The Prosecutor said the accused in his caution statement blamed his action on depression and his failure to take his prescribed drugs given by a psychiatric hospital.
“Prosecution suspects the accused person is mentally unstable and pleading with this honorable court to give an order for the accused person to be re-examined and report,” ASP Asare said.