Bright Ellis, a 27-year-old, who murdered a Cape Coast dancehall artiste, Emmanuel Aikins, known in the music industry as “Unruly Grant”, has been sentenced to death by hanging by Cape Coast High Court A.
Emmanuel Lodoh, the presiding judge, gave judgment on the case that lasted for more than two years.
Mr Vincent Nyenaku, represented the Attorney-General in the case.
The murder of the artiste followed a misunderstanding that ensued between him and the convict, Ellis, at the famous Orange Beach Resort, near the Cape Coast Castle, in February 2021.
On Sunday, February 7, 2021 at 2: 50 pm, the police received a report of disturbances at Orange Beach Resort, involving Ellis and Aikins.
In the process, Ellis stabbed Aikins with a knife, and he was rushed to the Cape Coast Metropolitan Hospital for treatment, but was pronounced dead on arrival.
Ellis, who also sustained cuts on his left hand, lodged a complaint against Aikins at the police station and he was issued a police medical report form for treatment.
The convict was later arrested at the same hospital where he was seeking medical attention and had been detained to assist with investigations.
Ellis is a former student of Oguaa Senior High School, in the Central Region, and the region’s Best Dancehall Artiste during the 2018 Central Music Awards with at least 3,258 followers.
Ellis is known by many as a “lyrical beef master” and described as lively, respectful and a determined young man.
Ms Kate Swanzy, the mother of Aikins, in an interview with the Ghana News Agency (GNA) expressed gratitude to the judge for delivering justice.
She advised the citizenry to exercise patience during court proceedings, adding that “though it ran slowly, justice would be served at the end.”
Ms Swanzy said that she understood court proceedings now, saying, “I thought the case ended after he was granted bail.”
She thanked Mr Nyenaku for the support and collaboration throughout the case. —GNA