Flex newspaper was in court to cover for reportage, a case Ghana Music Rights Organization GAMRO has pursued in court for some time now.Stating the facts of the case: Complainant Eric Tetteh is a Task Force member of the Ghana Music Rights Organization.
On the 28th of January, 2013 at about 10:00am, the complainant together with his Task Force officials proceeded to Achimota lorry station and Lapaz respectively and found 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th and 7th accused persons; Kofi Gyamfi, Louis Ahiableh, Yaw Asante, Sampson Amegator, Justice Oppong, Yaw Mike and Nicholas Nuamah at their respective places with their laptops and other devices reproducing and distributing of songs unlawfully for commercial purposes without authorization.
The accused persons were arrested and escorted to the Tesano police station for investigation after which they were charged with the offence and arraigned before the AMA Motor and Sanitation Court in Abeka presided over by His lordship Emmanuel Nana Antwi Barimah. On 3rd May's seating on the case, the Counsels for Defense: Frank Yankey and J. Benson cross examined the prosecution witness 3 – Shaibu Mubarak.
In his cross examination, Mr. Benson suggested to the witness that his clients are not guilty of the alleged crime on the basis that the witness does not have principal evidences such as; exchange of money for service, service advertisement inscription for the alleged crime and his client's computers are for personal and private use and not commercial use.
The witness however told the honorable court that he and his team of Task Force officials monitored the accused persons for months and after ascertaining that is the work (piracy) the accused persons do, pounced on them and caused their arrest.