Ghanaian actress and comedienne, Afia Schwarzenegger, has issued an official apology to a high court in Tema after she was convicted of contempt of court and was sentenced to a ten days jail term.
The actress and three other celebrities who served as pundits on UTV’s showbiz show were found guilty of contempt after making certain statements in a case pending before the court
While Felicity Ama Agyeman, aka Nana Ama Mcbrown, Kwame Asare Obeng, alias Kwame A Plus, and Emmanuel Barnes, alias Mr Logic, were fined GH¢60,000 each (5,000 penalty units), Afia was handed a ten-day jail term.
Afia Schwar, however, has not yet served the 10-day jail time sentence after the court revoked the bench warrant for her arrest.
The actress in the statement admitted that her actions and behaviour on United Showbiz were wrong and has pleaded with the court to forgive her behaviour. She promised to put up better conduct in public from henceforth
Graphic Showbiz reports that Justice Emmanuel Ankamah, who is presiding over the case adjourned proceedings January 17, 2023.
According to Graphic Showbiz, the judge indicated that judgement will be passed on the said date.
Read the statement below;
APOLOGY TO THE HONOURABLE COURT
I, Valentina Nana Agyeiwaa, aka Queen Afia Schwarzenegger, do express my sincerest and deepest apologies to the Honourable Court and to the entire public for my comments on the United Showbiz program on UTV.
I, against my better judgement, was a panellist on the aforementioned show which discussed among other things, a matter that was before the court. Whilst it was never my intention to delve into the substance of the matter, have come to the realisation, though belatedly that my conduct and comments, should have been measured by caution and restraint.
The discussion on the show had the tendency of bringing the authority of the Court into question and upon sober reflection, unreservedly apologise for my actions and conduct and any role played in the events that ensued on that programme.
I will always from hereon endeavour, to conduct my affairs in a manner that will not cause public disaffection nor seek to undermine the Courts of our land. As said on that fateful day, respects our courts and their authority, and urge my fans, sympathizers, and followers to learn the right lessons from all that has transpired.
I pray that the honourable court shall accept this my sincere apology. I state once again that I believe and trust in the authority of our courts to deliver justice where it is due, and I shall continue to trust that the substantive matter will be adjudicated fairly and justly.