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Year In Review: Checkout 11 Ghanaian Celebrities Arrested and Jailed in 2021

2021 has been a fateful year for Ghanaian celebrities. It’s been one year that has seen more celebs arrested within it than any other year in history.

As many as a dozen celebrities have spent some time behind bars within this year.

Many actions which in the past would have been let go was prosecuted this year, partly due to the installation of a new IGP.

George Akuffo Dampare took over the job and has been far stricter on celebrities than his predecessors.

Whilst some celebs were arrested by the state, others were arrested due to having a ‘beef’ with another celebrity which got out of hand.

Below we present the full list of celebrities who spent time behind bars this year.

1 Ohemaa Jacky

Gospel singer/vlogger Ohemaa Jacky was arrested in September for defrauding a lady out of 21,000 euros with claims that she would secure her a passport and travelling documents to the European Union (EU).

After spending a week in jail, she was granted bail but then went on the run.

2 Efia Odo

Efia Odo and 10 ‘Fix The Country campaigners’ were arrested in June for protesting the arrest of other campaigners.

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Whilst protesting before the Accra High Court, they were arrested by police.

Odo later stopped her activism and left social media for a while.

3 Nana Agradaa

Traditional priest Patricia Asiedu aka Nana Agradaa was arrested in April for illegally operating two tv stations and defrauding Ghanaians.

After she spent some time behind bars, Agradaa reemerged claiming to be a born again Christian.

She’s now an ‘evangelist’ known as Patricia Oduro Koranteng.

4 Bulldog

Artiste manager and entertainment analyst Bulldog started the year behind bars after the BNI picked him up in January for threatening the President.

Bulldog later said his arrest was like a movie as the security officials stormed his house with weapons!

5 Isaac Owusu Bempah

In September of this year, man of God Isaac Owusu Bempah was arrested by the police after threatening Nana Agradaa.

Owusu Bempah and some of his acolytes stormed Agradaa’s residence with weapons threatening her life.

He spent some days behind bars after he was initially denied bail.

Click to the second page to continue reading about Ghanaian celebrities who spent some time behind bars this year.

6 Adu Safowaah

Television personality and loudmouth social media troll Adu Safowaa was twice arrested this year.

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In both May and June, Safowaa spent some time behind bars due to her loudmouth on social media.

Her first arrest came after alleging Afia Schwar was HIV positive, and her second after they reignited their beef again.

If you expect any Ghanaian celebrity to be jailed again in 2022, look no further than Safowaa!

7 Funny Face

Comic actor Funny Face was arrested in October after having another mental breakdown.

He threatened to kill his baby mama and colleagues Bismark the Joke and James Gardiner for apparently sleeping with his woman.

Funny Face spent one night behind bars then was sentenced to receive mental care.

He spent several weeks in the psychiatric hospital and has recently been released.

8 Captain Smart

Television and radio presenter and political activist Captain Smart was arrested earlier this month.

He was arrested for making comments that the police determined threatened the peace and security of the country.

He was later released on bail.

9 Akuapem Poloo

Actress and social media nuisance Rosemond Brown, aka Akuapem Poloo, was imprisoned twice this year.

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She was initially jailed in April for 3 months after sharing a photo with her son in which she had no clothes on!

Poloo spent about a week behind bars until she was released on bail, pending appeal.

The actress lost the appeal at the start of December and was sent back to jail.

She spent about a couple of weeks in jail this time until the Court of Appeal threw out her sentence and hit her with a Ghc 12,000 fine.

10 Medikal & Shatta Wale

The two musicians were arrested roughly around the same time in October.

Shatta Wale planned a dirty publicity stunt in which he claimed to have been shot and killed!

Police declared him wanted and after hiding for a while, he came out and was arrested.

Medikal was also arrested for brandishing a gun on social media.

They both spent roughly a week in jail until they were released on Ghc 100,000 bail each.

 

 

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