Ghanaian musician, Wisa Greid was on Monday left stranded in court as his lawyer, Jerry Avenorgbo failed to show up.
Avenorgor who was present at the last court sitting on January 12 at the Accra Circuit Court, said he refused to show up because the musician has not yet paid his legal fees.
The court on Jan. 12 allowed an adjournment to give the prosecution a chance to produce a witness to testify at the next hearing.
Wisa of ‘Ekiki Me’ fame has been charged with gross indecent exposure to which he has pleaded not guilty.
He was granted bail in the sum of GH¢8,000, with a surety to be justified when he first appeared before the court, presided over by Mrs Abena Oppong Adjin-Doku, on December 30, 2015.
The rapper was invited by the Greater Accra Regional Police Command on December 25, 2015 for exposing his genitals on stage while performing at last year’s ‘Decemba 2 Rememba’ concert organised by Accra-based Citi FM on Christmas Eve.
While wriggling his waist behind a female dancer midway through the performance, Wisa allegedly pulled down his white boxer shorts and let loose his penis in the full glare of the audience, who were dismayed at the act.
On his first appearance in court, Mr. Jerry Avenorgbo, told the court that his client was paid to perform in an enclosed arena, the Accra International Conference Centre (AICC).
He argued that the performance his client put up was for the “beauty of entertainment” and that those who chastised him did not appreciate what entertainment meant.
He said the private parts his client purportedly showed on stage were not his actual manhood.
“On the next adjourned date, my client will prove that he did not do what he has been accused of. If we open our defence, those who are accusing him will understand the beauty of entertainment art,” counsel argued.