A rising Ghanaian hiplife artist, Don K has volunteered to pay the Ghc48k court fine imposed on artiste manager, Lawrence Nana Asiamah Hanson, aka Bulldog.
Don K, a rising musician, states that he has always wanted to collaborate with Bulldog and that this is why he wants to pay the fee.
“I wish to pay Bulldog’s fine, the Ghc48K court fine,” I’d want to work with him, thus I want to pay. I want him to manage me, so once I pay the fine, we can talk about business, according to Don K.
Bulldog may or may not have previously paid the fee, but according to Don K, “even if Bulldog has already paid, I still want to offer him a refund…
I want it noted that I covered the fine for him.
Bulldog was given a Ghc48,000 punishment by the Accra Circuit Court for claiming on television that President Akufo-Addo would not complete his second term if Menzgold clients were not paid. Bulldog pled not guilty to the charges, insisting that he had no intention of endangering the President and that the sole reason he had asked the President for the request was to serve the needs of Menzgold’s customers.
But on Tuesday, January 11, the court, presided over by Evelyn Asamoah, convicted him guilty following a two-year trial.
Bulldog was accused of engaging in obnoxious behavior that constituted a breach of the peace, and he now faces a Gh48,000 fine or 40 days in prison.
Bulldog participated on a panel that broadcast on a United Television entertainment show on January 9, 2021. (UTV).
“The President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo would not end his four year tenure if he fails to pay Menzgold consumers,” Bulldog said as the Menzgold topic was brought up for debate on the show.
The entertainment critic and artiste manager defended himself by claiming that he never meant to harm the President or disturb the peace.
Instead, he said that he sought to compel the President to act in the best interests of Menzgold’s consumers.
Due to the seriousness of Bulldog’s comments and the harshness of his sentencing, the court was of the considered judgment that Bulldog could not have intended to appeal to the President’s conscience.
The judge said that it was evident from the statement’s threat to the President that it was intended to provoke individuals to violence against the nation’s First Gentleman.
The judge stated that what he said “may have major security ramifications since it put the President in danger.”