Police reveals the reason for Funny Face arrest
The Central Regional Police Command has disclosed the incidence of what led to the arrest and detention of Ghanaian comedian Mr. Benson Boateng popularly known in public circles as Funny Face.
In addition, the command is also undergoing investigations on his alleged assault by the police officers dispatched to arrest him which was as a result of a complaint by a Kasoa resident in the Central Region about Funny Face alleged gun firing at the residence.
The Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Irene Serwaa Oppong , Head of the Regional’s Command in an interview with GNA revealed that the Regional’s command attention was drawn to the video that had gone viral on social media with the caption “I was brutally beaten and by Kasoa police and arrested”. In the said video, two police officers were seen attempting to arrest Funny Face but he resisted.
DSP Oppong denied the allegations that the comedian was brutalise by the police saying “the comedian failed to state the true facts of the case”. Giving details about the incident, she said on Monday February 8, 2021 the Millennium City Police received a complaint from EX WO1 Charles Akwasi Owusu a resident at the Millennium City.
According to Owusu, at about 3:30pm, Mr. Benson went to his usual drinking spot and there was a misunderstanding between Funny Face and one Mr. James Akariboro, the bar attendant which led to a fight after which Funny Face rushed into his car for a gun and gave four warning shots.
Police Officers were detailed to arrest Funny Face but he resisted and moved towards his car. According to DSP Oppong, the arresting officers applied the police minimum force required to effect the arrest and sent him to the Millennium City Police station where he was detained and granted police inquiry bail the following day.
Following this, Funny Face took to social media to further insult the police officers who assaulted him amidst shedding tears. However, social media critics have requested immediate asylum for the comedian as they feel he needs help considering his recent behaviour and reactions.