Afia Schwarzenegger has been sentenced to 10 days in prison by the High Court “B” Tema for defaming Ghanaian politician Bernard Antwi Boasiako, aka Chairman Wontumi.
TV broadcaster Nana Ama McBrown and her panelists Kwame A Plus and Mr Logic were found guilty of contempt of court on Thursday, December 1, 2022.
The three have been fined GHC180,000 (GHC60,000 each) for publicly discussing a lawsuit made against Afia on United Showbiz in July. Each of them has been assessed 5,000 penalty units.
However, Dr Fadda Dickson, manager of the Despite Media Group – owners of UTV – was acquitted and discharged by the court.
His official apology to Chairman Wontumi in a letter that was broadcast on UTV and then posted on the media outlet's different social media channels was the basis for his acquittal.
Chairman Wontumi declined to reply in spite of Fadda Dickson's apologies on behalf of Despite Media with the intention of initiating a contempt complaint.
Afia Schwar, who is currently traveling to Turkey for a hair transplant treatment, has a bench warrant out for her arrest.