Information received just now indicates that Afia Schwar has been sentenced to 10 days in prison by the High Court “B” Tema for defaming Chairman Wontumi.
The court also convicted the host of United Showbiz Nana Ama McBrown and her panellists Kwame A Plus and Mr Logic for contempt of court over a court application filed by Antwi Boasiako also known as Chairman Wontumi.
The contemnors have been charged to pay GHc5,000 to the applicant while Afia Schwar was fined 5,000 penalty units (GHc60,000). A bench warrant has been issued for the arrest of Afia Schwar.
Fadda Dickson, McBrown, A-Plus, Afia Schwar, Mr Logic convicted for contempt of court
Fadda Dickson Narh, Felicity Nana Ama Agyeman, aka Empress Nana Ama Mcbrown, Valentina Nana Agyeiwaa, alias Afia Schwarzeneger, Kwame Asare Obeng, alias Kwame A Plus and Emmanuel Barnes alias Mr. Logic have had issues with the law, based on a panel discussion they held on United Showbiz, a television entertainment discussion programme on UTV.
The five of them, together with UTV were cited for contempt based on a discussion programme they held on the United Showbiz show and discussed the merits of a defamation suit which was pending in court.
It was legal practitioner, Morris Ampaw who cited them for contempt.
The High Court in Tema, on Thursday, December 1, 2022 convicted and fined them.
Afia Schwarzenegger was not in court on Thursday, and so the court has issued a bench warrant for her arrest.
She is to spend 10 days in prison while the others are to pay GH¢60,000 each.
In default, they are to spend two months in jail.
Mr Ampaw had made a submission in court that their discussion of the merits of the case around June 2022, while the case pending had the potential to affect fair trial.
Fadda Dickson Narh was pardoned.