Three persons charged over leaked intimate video of Serwaa Amihere

The Ghana Police Service has filed charges against three persons accused of sharing an intimate video of broadcast journalist, Serwaa Amihere.

The individuals identified by the law enforcement agency are Edem Saviour Ketti, a filmmaker; Candylove Kwakyewaa Ababio, a trader; and Henry Amponsah, popularly known as Henry Fitz.

The trio faces four counts of charges related to sexual extortion and the intentional distribution of an intimate visual recording of Serwaa Amihere.

Some of the charges include conspiracy to commit a crime namely non-consensual sharing of intimate images contrary to Section 23 (1) of the Criminal Offenses Act 1960, and the Cyber Security Act 2020 on non-consensual sharing of intimate images

They have also been accused of sexual extortion contrary to Section 66(1) of the Cyber Security Act 2020.

This comes after a video that shows Serwaa Amihere in bed with a man, now identified as Henry Fitz, went viral on social media a few days ago.

Online speculations suggested that the video was shot in 2019, long before the said man got married.

Meanwhile, according to the suit, someone had first called Serwaa Amihere’s make-up artiste demanding she informs the journalist to pay a sum of GH₵5,000 or risk having some nude pictures shared publicly.

The number, on which the mobile money transaction was made, was registered in the name of the first accused Edem Saviour Ketti, the suit read.

Despite the initial payment, Serwaa Amihere received a second threat from an unknown number that demanded a lump sum of GH₵20,000, the police added.

However, the accused persons still published the video after they received the money requested, the suit indicated.

The suit further states that Serwaa Amihere reported the case to the police, and upon surveillance mounted, the first accused was arrested at his hideout at Dzorwulu.

During investigations, he allegedly admitted to having used his Ghana Card to register the said mobile money account number and handed it to the second accused, before it was handed to the third accused.

Meanwhile, efforts are underway to apprehend Henry Fitz, who is currently at large, as investigations continue.

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