The Prosecution has been ordered to return the mobile phones taken from Charles Nii Armah Mensah, better known as Shatta Wale, to him by the Circuit Court in Accra, presided over by Justice Emmanuel Essandoh.
Jerry Avenorgbo, the accused person’s lawyer, had asked the court to force the prosecution to hand over the phones to him.
Despite the opposition of the prosecution, led by Chief Inspector Dennis Terkpetey, the court ordered the phones to be released.
Shatta Wale, who has pleaded not guilty to the charge of fake news publication, was granted bail along with three other people.
“It is not the responsibility of the defence to assist the prosecution in their case,” the judge said after hearing the parties.
“After all, the accused is assumed innocent unless proven guilty,” the court stated.
The court ruled that because the alleged offenses were allegedly committed on social media, the accused persons’ phones should be released to them.
Shatta Wale was given a $100,000 self-recognizance bond, while the other two were given GHc100,000 bail each with two sureties.
Meanwhile, Samuel Frimpong, also known as Medikal, has had his case postponed until December 7.