Funny Face expected to stay longer at psychiatric hospital
Comedian Funny Face is expected to remain at the Accra Psychiatric Hospital for another month to continue his treatment.
This was after the Ofaakor Circuit Court extended his stay in the health facility.
The court granted the extension when the doctor attending to the actor recommended that he needed some more time to go through treatment.
Speaking in court, the prosecutor said Funny Face’s doctor had written a letter to the police stating that the actor would be unable to appear in court for his case.
The doctor stated that the actor, known in real life as Benson Nana Yaw Oduro Boateng, was unfit, adding he was still having trouble articulating his thoughts, among others.
He added that Funny Face had been put on a strict treatment that required enough rest.
The doctor in his letter pleaded with the court to increase the number of days he should spend in the hospital.
In view of that, the court presided over by Ebenezer Osei Darko approved of Funny Face’s extended stay at the Accra Psychiatric Hospital.
Why is Funny Face in court?
The comedian is in court after the police arrested him in Kasoa for unlawfully discharging a firearm at a drinking pub.
According to the Central Regional Police PRO, DSP Irene Serwaa Oppong, Funny Face had been reported 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.
During the first hearing, the judge committed the actor to the psychiatric hospital for two weeks.
The judge said Funny Face may be having a mental crisis and possibly going through depression.
Meanwhile, the comedian was reunited with his daughters and their mother who is only known as Vanessa while in the hospital.
In an interview after her visit to Funny Face, Vanessa said she felt the need to forget the past and move on.
She said that it is important she fixes her relationship with Funny Face so their children can continue to share a bond with their father.