Law used to keep Kwaw Kese behind bars stupid – Gabby Otchere-Darko...

Gabby Asare Otchere-Darko, former Executive Director of the Danquah Institute says the law cited by a Kumasi court to refuse hiplife artiste Kwaw Kese bail is stupid.

The controversial rapper, who was arrested by the police in Kumasi, for allegedly smoking cannabis in public was remanded into prison after making an appearance in court Monday.

He was whisked away into a police van and sent to the Kumasi Central Prison which will serve as his new home for two weeks until he returns to court on December 8.

The court, presided over by Judge William Boampong remanded him to reappear on December 8 after prosecutors argued that they were still investigating the matter.

Commenting on the court's decision on Facebook, Mr Otchere-Darko, who is also a member of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), said the law used by the court is absolutely stupid.

"So why should a very popular musician who, I presume, had no previous record, be remanded in jail for smoking weed?

"Is it because of that stupid law passed by the NPP in a panic reaction to MV Benjamin? I am not for any drugs (weed, cocaine, heroine, alcohol, cigarette etc) but this law is absolutely stupid!" he wrote.

Gabby Otchere Darko tweet