Funny face committed to psychiatric hospital over mental problems
The Ofaakor Circuit Court in Accra has committed comedian Benson Nana Yaw Oduro Boateng popularly known as Funny Face to the psychiatric hospital for two weeks.
This is to enable him to get his mind examined whether he is psychologically fit.
The Court presided over by Ebenezer Osei Darko ordered the Police to send Funny Face to Accra Psychiatric Hospital explaining that he does not sound normal.
The judge said Funny Face may be having a mental crisis and possibly going through depression.
Last Monday, the comedian was arrested by the police in Kasoa for unlawfully discharging a firearm at a drinking pub.
The Central Regional Police Public Relations Ofdicer (PRO), DSP Irene Serwaa Oppong said someone had reported Funny Face for causing a disturbance in a bar.
She stated that their investigations revealed the actor had gone to the bar where a misunderstanding ensued between him and the owner.
Although the two were separated, Funny Face went home, returned with a gun and fired warning shots.
Funny Face first pleaded guilty to unlawfully discharging a firearm in a public place.
However, the judged noticed some incoherence in Funny Face’s account of events thus asked the actor if he was talking in the right sound of mind.
Funny Face claimed that the slaps he had taken during his arrest affected him, so, he has some challenges mentally.
The judge then asked the police to take him to the hospital and seize his gun.
He also ruled that Funny Face should be allowed to drive for the next two weeks.