The District Court at Kasoa Akweley has granted bail to embattled Benson Nana Yaw Oduro popularly known as Funny Face in the sum of GHc120k.

In addition to the bail sum, he has been directed by the presided over by Annie Adobor to provide two sureties.

Funny Face is facing charges of careless and inconsiderate driving and two counts of negligently causing harm.

His plea on the charges has not been taken ias investigations are still ongoing.

He is expected to reappear on May 10.

The Comedian and actor was first arraigned on March 26 and remanded for two weeks until Tuesday, April 9, when he was admitted to bail.

He was arrested on the evening of Sunday, March 24 after he hit four people with his car, in an accident at Kakraba, in Kasoa.

Funny Face, a comedian, is said to have knocked down a 50-year-old woman and two children at Kakraba Junction on the Kasoa Nyanyano road and have sustained various degree of injuries.

Brief facts

Per the brief facts of the case, the Prosecution led by Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Thomas Sarfo had informed the court that the case was still under investigation.

ASP Sarfo previously stated that none of the victims were in court because they were injured and were admitted at Korle Bu Teaching Hospital and a Hospital in Kasoa.

He said on March 24, 2024, at about 7:50pm Funny Face, a driver who resides at the Millennium City, Kasoa, was driving a Hyundai Atos Private car with registration number GN 1134-16 from Kasoa towards Nyanyano.

According to ASP Sarfo, on reaching a section of the road at Kakraba Junction on the Kasoa Nyanyano road, the accused person knocked down a pedestrian by the name Theresah Quaicoe of about 50 years and her two children, Elizabert Turkson, age about 5 years and Robi Turkson, aged about one year, who attempted crossing the road.

He told the Court that, in the process, Funny Face lost control of the steering wheel and crashed head-on with a motor bike with registration number M-18-GR 1976 ridden by Sam Francis Kwesi Bible with a pillion rider, Nicholas Ashong.

According to the Prosecution, the Victims Theresa Quaicoe and Elizabeth Turkson were referred to Korle-Bu hospital Accra, for further treatment.

Whilst victim Nicholas Ashong was referred to the Ridge hospital, Accra for further treatment but could not be admitted due to shortage of bed and was brought back to Kasoa Community clinic for further treatment.

Source: Ghana/ Inusah