Ghanaian artists manager, Lawrence Nana Asiamah Hanson, popularly known as Bulldog, has been granted a Gh¢70,000 self-recognizance bail by an Accra Circuit Court.
He appeared before the Court on Wednesday, January 13, 2021, for allegedly threatening Ghana’s President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo during an interview on UTV’s United Showbiz hosted by Nana Ama McBrown.
Bulldog is record to have said: “We’ll get our monies back else Nana Addo will run; he won’t finish his 4 years. I’m telling you. He won’t finish his 4 years.”
He was commenting on the Menzgold ‘scam’ that saw thousands of depositors having their funds locked up for months.
Despite denying that he threatened the President, Bulldog has been charged with “offensive conduct, conducive to breaches of the peace.”
He pleaded not guilty before the Court presided over by Evelyn Asamoah on Wednesday and was granted the bail with three sureties, two of whom are to be public servants.
He was ordered to report to the Police every Monday and the Police were directed to comply with the directives on disclosures. He was taken to the Court by armed and plain cloth policemen.
His trial has been adjourned to January 28, 2021.
The lawyer for Bulldog in the trial is Jerry Avernorgbor who prayed the court to admit him to bail as he has people who were ready to stand surety.
Bulldog had prior to his appearance in Court denied threatening the President, saying: “I can never and ever threaten the President. First of all, it is not in my power to do that. I don’t have any personal issues with the President and anytime I refer to him, I refer to his office. There has been a few times I have applauded him on developments under his tenure, people seemed not to value that but rather this. I recommended him for the Year Of Return agenda but this Menzgold thing has to be worked on.”
Story By: Melvin Tarlue