Music Pirate Granted Bail

Bessa Simons, 1st Vice President of MUSIGA

A 26-year-old businessman accused of pirating the works of some musicians and selling them at Nkawie in the Atwima-Nwabigya South Municipality, has been granted a GH¢30,000 bail by the Nkawie Circuit Court.

Kwame Boakye, who deals in computer and accessories, was arrested by the Nkawie Police following a complaint filed by a musician.

He pleaded not guilty and will reappear before the court presided over by Mr. Michael Johnson Abbey on, September 19, this year, for trial.

Detective Inspector Anthony Acheampong told the court that the complainant was a musician who resided at Pankrono, in the Old Tafo Municipality.

He said on July 24, this year, the complainant saw Boakye selling CDs and pen drives with songs from different artistes at the Nkawie market.

The complainant bought one of the CDs and asked Boakye to load 120 songs on it.

Boakye charged him GH¢20 which the complainant paid.

The prosecutor said after the transaction, the complainant went to the Nkawie police and made a report.

Boakye was arrested and in his caution statement admitted the offense and was charged and brought before the court.