The actress together with her lawyer was present at the Accra circuit court today, Friday 26th March 2021.
She was accompanied by the producer of United Showbiz Rogger Quartey and her laywer.
In the courtroom, she refused to be a witness for the prosecution team who in this case is the plaintiff.
McBrown’s counsel Dennis Adjei Dwomoh told the court that his client’s witness statement was deceitfully taken by police prosecution.
He said the police failed to inform his client that the said testimony would be used in court.
“We do not want our client to be a prosecution witness but a witness of the court. The witness statement was procured by deceit and without explaining the full facts and circumstances to our client, that she will be a prosecution witness.
Pursuant to section 14 (b), any consent that is procured by deceit is void. We submit that the information given for signing the statement was not explained. The statement filed on behalf of our client was procured through deceit, so we want it to be expunged”
The prosecutor, Chief Inspector Simon Apiosornu, disagreed.
He indicated that this new development is coming as a surprise since the witness (McBrown) was fully aware of the exact details when she signed the statement.
Chief Inspector Apiosornu said counsel’s submission was misleading and unfortunate.
When the CID invited her, she volunteered to assist and further to that a statement was filed on her behalf. It was explained to her and she willingly agreed to be a prosecution witness.
This witness is a person of sound mind, the same witness is the host of the program United Showbiz and therefore, My Lord, she is a competent witness and can express herself to be understood.
She has personal knowledge of the issue so she can’t say she is appearing as a court witness. We pray the court dismisses their plea. This development I am sure is an afterthought.
After the legal blows, judge Evelyn Asamoah decided that the witness statement will be showed to the actress to confirm if the signature appended to the statement was hers or not.
The statement will also be read to the hearing of the court for the witness to confirm if what was captured on the statement were her exact words.
Once the actress confirms, the court will then adopt the witness statement.