After being arrested on Thursday evening for brandishing a gun, Samuel Adu Frimpong, better known in the entertainment industry as Medikal, has been denied police inquiry bail.
Court proceedings are expected to begin later today.
According to reports, Medikal displayed the weapon in a video shared on social media and was therefore arrested.
Citi News’ Anas Seidu in a report filed on Thursday said: “I can confirm to you that the Accra Regional Charge Office here, Medikal is currently in there. I saw him with the wife, Fella Makafui.
Some few moments ago, they came out and went back inside. And credible information we have picked up from the police is that he brandished a gun on social media which was captured on video.”
Citinewsroom.com reports attempts to secure police inquiry bail for Medikal failed.
He was subsequently “moved from the Accra Regional Police Headquarters to an undisclosed police station, where he was detained,” the report said.
Medikal’s arrest and detention come a few hours after the rapper showed up in court to support dancehall musician Shatta Wale who had been arraigned before an Accra Circuit Court over a gunshot attack prank.
The court remanded Shatta Wale and three others suspected to have been part of the planning and execution of the feigned shooting incident – Deportee, Gangee, Nana Dope for one week in police custody