- Kwaku Manu was arrested ThueThursday day afternoon at Ejisu while selling on the streets
- He had initially been thought not to have a permit to sell
- But new information indicates that Kwaku Manu had a permit and was only arrested by the police officer because he felt disrespected by the actor
YEN.com.gh reported on Thursday that Kumawood comic actor, Kwaku Manu, had been arrested by the Police in Ejisu in the Ashanti Region.
Initial reports suggested the award-winning actor was arrested for allegedly marketing a fruit drink, ‘Drop Fruit Juice’, without the appropriate permit.
But new information available to YEN.com.gh indicates that Kwaku Manu's arrest was more of an abuse of power of power than the actor flouting any laws.
According to one actor known in Kumawood as Kyenkyinaa Twan who was at the scene with Kwaku Manu, they were selling by the roadside in Ejisu when one police officer stationed at Ejisu identified as Commander 1 Million confronted them about where they were selling.
Speaking in an interview on Kumasi FM, Kyenkyinaa Twan disclosed that the police officer led the team to Ejisu police station to produce their license which they did and was directed to go and continue selling their products.
After that, Commander 1 Million chased them to where they were selling accusing them of Kwaku Manu of insulting and disrespecting him. He arrested Kwaku Manu but rest of the actors followed them to the station.
At the station, Kwaku Manu was beaten with the butt of the AK47 gun the police officer was holding. He was later stripped and sent to the police station cell, Kyenkyinaa Twan narrated.
Meanwhile, Kwaku Manu has been released following the incident.
According to reports, Kwaku Manu was released after the queenmother of Ejisu intervened.
Kwaku Manu is one of Kumawood’s most sought-after actors having starred in over 100 Kumawood-produced movies.
He has starred in movies alongside other actors and actresses like Kwadwo Nkansah, Akrobeto and Nana Ama McBrown.
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