First runner-up in the first edition of music reality show, ‘Stars of the Future' William Ramzy Amui, popularly known as Ramzy who was imprisoned in 2007 has been released.
The budding musician, who saw his dream cut short abruptly was freed from the Nsawam Maximum Prison last Thursday.
In 2007, Ramzy and eight others pleaded guilty to charges of conspiracy, armed robbery and dishonesty and was sentenced to 20 years in prison.
A Tema based businesswoman, Cynthia Koda, on January 23, 2007 reported an armed robbery attack to the Tema Regional Police. She said her 4x4 Toyota Highlander with registration number GT 6409X and an amount of GH¢300 were taken from her at gun point at her community 11 shop the previous evening.
Ramzy, who was the 8th accused in the company of his friends, Francis Amuzu and Jerry Boampong, approached a businessman at Abeka Lapaz, a suburb of Accra apparently to sell the said vehicle.
They were arrested and put before court and was given a 10-year jail term.
Before his incarceration, Ramzy was fast rising in the Ghanaian music industry. He placed second at the Stars of the Future in 2006 and also auditioned for the M-net West Africa Idol contest in Nigeria in 2007. He was arrested in February 2007, after returning to Ghana after he qualified to take part in the singing competition and just days before he was scheduled to go back to Nigeria.