Afia Schwarzenegger pops up in court

BY: Emmanuel Ebo Hawkson

Popular actress Afia Schwarzenegger was yesterday spotted on the premises of the Accra Circuit Court complex for the case in which her husband has been charged for circulating a nude video involving her and another man in bed.

The actress cum comedienne, known in private life as Valentina Nana Agyeiwaa, was seen moving from one courtroom to another in search of the exact court that was to adjudicate on the matter.

However, the case apparently could not be heard because the prosecution did not receive the full details pertaining to the case.

A source close to the prosecution, however, informed the Daily Graphic that there was a likelihood that hearing would commence at the Circuit Court that had jurisdiction over domestic violence and gender-related crimes on Monday, September 25, 2017.

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The actress’ husband, Lawrence Abrokwa, is expected to appear before the court and answer to charges of assault, threat of harm and publication of obscene material.

Out of court settlement?

Abrokwa was arrested by the Achimota Police Command on September 8, 2017.

After initial interrogations in the presence of his lawyer, Mr Maurice Ampaw, he was granted bail, with the expectation that the case would end up in court on September 11, 2017.

That, however, did not happen, leaving the tens of journalists who thronged the court premises disappointed.

It is unclear why the case has finally ended up in court after Abrokwa was reported to have initiated plans to settle the matter out of court amicably.

There were media reports that his legal team was making frantic attempts to settle the matter out of court.

They were, therefore, said to have petitioned the Criminal Investigations Department of the Ghana Police Service (CID) and the Attorney-General’s Department (A-G) to take a second look at the matter and possibly consider an out-of-court settlement.


In the video, Abrokwa is purported to have entered the room with a substance he claimed was acid, threatening to pour it on his wife and her partner.

Both stood up in shock with the man trying to cover his nakedness with a blanket.

Afia Schwarzenegger, who was allegedly spotted in a headscarf and clothed in a white towel, was also seen trying to shield her nakedness from the camera.