Ghanaian actress, musician, and businesswoman Diamond Appiah has found herself in police custody after appearing in court
The businesswoman was arrested again just after the Circuit Court in Accra exonerated her in a case concerning an alleged fraudulent land purchase.
The Attorney’s Office decided to withdraw the accusations against her, represented by Chief State Attorney Mrs. Evelyn Keelson. However, as soon as she exited the courtroom, the cops arrested her again.
Diamond Appiah was arrested earlier this year, on January 17, for allegedly being a part of a fraudulent land transaction in which she allegedly collected $30,000.
She was accused of selling Ayisha Modi a plot of property in East Legon Hills for that sum. She pled not guilty at the time and was released on GHc300,000 bond.
On August 21, 2023, the prosecutor, DSP Evans Kesse, notified the court that the case file had been transferred to the Attorney General’s office for direction. Following that, a request to withdraw the case was made. DSP Kesse noted that, as stated by Mrs. Evelyn Keelson, the matter would not proceed based on this request.
The defense attorney argued that the prosecution had no valid case against his client, asserting that the legal system should be used to pursue justice rather than personal agendas. He criticized the action against his client as baseless.
His Honour Mr. Isaac Addo, the presiding judge, confirmed the submission of the process by a Chief State Attorney. He clarified that when such a process is filed, the accused person is entitled to be discharged.
Despite being discharged and seemingly content, Diamond Appiah was re-arrested after leaving the courtroom. Ayisha Modi, the complainant in the case, was present during the court proceedings. The reasons for Diamond Appiah’s re-arrest immediately after being discharged remain unclear.