Lawrence Nana Asiama Hanson (Bulldog), manager of dancehall artiste, Shatta Wale, will be released from police custody today, Thursday; after he was granted bail on Wednesday.
Bulldog, who has been charged for allegedly murdering Fennec Okyere, a music producer, was granted bail by the Human Rights Court.
He was picked up by police on May 15 in Kokomlemle, a suburb of Accra, as a prime suspect in the murder of Fennec Okyere who was murdered at his residence on March 13 by unknown assailants. The deceased was the manager of hip life artiste, Kwaw Kesse.
Bulldog made his first appearance at the Magistrate court on Monday, May 19 and was remanded into police custody to reappear on June 2.
Not satisfied with the decision by the Magistrate Court, Myjoyonline.com later gathered that, lawyers for Bulldog took the matter to the Human Rights Court and requested for bail. The High Court upheld the request.
Lawyer for Bulldog confirmed to Myjoyonline.com on Wednesday that his client “had been granted bail.”
The Human Rights Court was reported to have granted the request by the defence counsel because the facts as presented by the police and upon which they were holding Bulldog were “speculative” and did not link him to the charges that had been preferred against him.
On that basis, the court ruled that, Bulldog deserved his freedom and should not even have been held for a day. The police ought to have granted him police enquiry bail, the court added.
About 40 fans, including Bulldog’s wife and Shatta Wale thronged the Cantonments Police Station early Wednesday in the hope of seeing him released.
There was an initial delay in the release of Bulldog because the bail conditions for his release were not met.
Myjoyonline.com has learnt that Bulldog has now met his bail conditions after the police inspected his land and house at Gbawe, a suburb of Accra.
Bulldog is expected to be released today, Thursday.