Controversial Hiplife artiste Kwaw Kese, real name Emmanuel Botchwey was arrested on November 22, 2014 at Nhyiaseo, a suburb of Kumasi for publicly smoking cannabis in a company of some friends.
According to the Kumasi Regional Police Commander, DCOP Kofi Boakye, the rapper’s arrest and prosecution is not just about smoking but the fact that, he smoked in public with impunity.
“Kwaw Kese’s case wasn’t simple a matter of using drugs, but an act of lawlessness. How can you start smoking in front of a pub?” he said.
According to him, the arrest wasn’t personal and that; the Police didn’t go to his room to arrest him for smoking. “Kwaw Kese’s arrest was not personal or malice inspired. We must understand that we are all governed by law.”
The rapper is on bail. However, he has shared his experience on Peace FM whiles in prison.
Watch the interview below: