Funny Face granted GHC20,000 bail

The comedian is expected to report himself to the police twice a week after being granted bail

Benson Nana Yaw Oduro Boateng, better known to the public as Funny Face, has been granted bail by the Kaneshie District Court.

The court admitted Funny Face to GHC20,000 bail with two sureties and also ordered him to report to the police twice a week.

The case was adjourned to Wednesday 24 November 2021.

Funny Face was recently discharged by the Accra Psychiatric Hospital after undergoing two medical examinations. He was expected to appear before the court on 10 November 2021, but was sent to court before that date because of recent events.

On 20 October 2021, the Kaneshie District Court directed the police to refer the comedian to the psychiatric hospital for checks.

The court gave the order following a request by the police to have the comedian examined psychiatrically. A full medical report on him was submitted to the court.


Funny Face was picked up by the police for allegedly threatening to kill his former wife Vanessa and “certain individuals via social media”.

Funny Face was arrested on Monday (18 October) around 10pm, the police statement said.

“The police have today, Monday 18 October 2021, at 10.14pm arrested Benson Nana Yaw Oduro Boateng, popularly known as Funny Face, for allegedly threatening certain individuals via some Social Media platforms,” the statement said.

It added: “Due to the history of the suspect, the police shall submit Benson Nana Yaw Oduro Boateng to the court for an order for psychiatric examination, to determine the next line of investigative action.

“The police [are] committed to protecting lives with the generous help of the public. We want to assure the public that we shall not take anything for granted in the interest of public safety.”

Funny Face has recently been in the news for regrettable reasons. These include a charge of discharging firearms without authority. The comedian is alleged to have fired four gunshots at a drinking spot at Millennium City in Kasoa during an altercation with a drinking bar attendant.

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