The first runner-up in the first edition of ‘Stars of the Future’ competition William Ramzy Amui, popularly known as Ramzy has been set free from the Nsawam prison.
Ramzy who was incarcerated in August 2010 was handed a 10-year imprisonment with hard labour by the Tema High court presided over by Justice Peter Offei for his role in robbing a complainant of her 4×4 Toyota Highlander, with registration number GT 6409X and an amount of GH¢300 at gun point.
The court found him and 7 of his accomplices guilty of charges of conspiracy, armed robbery and dishonesty under Article 29, Clause 146 of the criminal code.
He has been at the Prison over the last five years and led a choir to thrill President Mahama when he visited the prison last year.
He performed a song he had specially composed thanking the President for remembering those in the prisons.
After the performance of the song by Ramzy and the rest of the choir, President Mahama applauded and remarked: “I am really touched by your song. That was good”.
Ramzy placed second in the maiden edition of Stars of the Future music reality show organised by Charterhouse in 2006. Irene Logan won that contest and Efya, then known as Jane Awindor, placed third.
Ramzy went on to audition for the M-Net West Africa Idol contest in 2007 in Nigeria. He returned home after qualifying for the next stage of the competition but his dream of being a music idol was dashed when he was arrested and put on trial in February 2007, just days before he was scheduled to go back to Nigeria.