This was after the Central Regional Police Command arrested the showbiz personality for discharging a firearm without lawful authority, as MyNewsGh.com reported earlier.
The ace Comedian, Benson Boateng, also known as Funny Face was manhandled and beaten by the police in the course of his arrest for “resisting”. The police said they applied “minimum force”
The CR Command is investigating this alleged molestations by the police officers dispatched to arrest him following a complaint by a resident of Kasoa in the Central Region about the alleged firing of a gun by Funny Face.
Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Irene Serwaah Oppong, Head of the Regional Public Affairs Unit explained that the Regional Command’s attention was drawn to a video that had gone viral on social media with the caption: “I was brutally beaten by Kasoa police and arrested”.
In the said video, two police officers were seen attempting to arrest Mr. Boateng, but he resisted, DSP Oppong said.
DSP Oppong denied the allegations that the Comedian was brutalised 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 Command received a complaint from Ex WO1 Charles Akwasi Owusu, a resident of Millennium City.
According to Owusu, at about 0330 hours, Funny Face went to his drinking spot and there was a misunderstanding between Funny Face and one James Akariboro, the bar attendant which led to a fight after which Funny Face rushed into his car for a pomp action gun and gave four warning shots.
Ofaakor Circuit Court presided by his Honor Ebenezer Osei Darko has ordered Ghana Police to send comic actor, Funny Face to Accra Psychiatric Hospital for two weeks.#3NewsGH #TV3GH pic.twitter.com/iWnxb5iJrC
— #TV3GH (@tv3_ghana) February 15, 2021