After making certain statements in a case pending before the court, the actress and three other celebrities who served as pundits on UTV’s showbiz show were found guilty of contempt.
Felicity Ama Agyeman, aka Nana Ama Mcbrown, Kwame Asare Obeng, alias Kwame A Plus, and Emmanuel Barnes, alias Mr Logic, were all fined GH60,000 (5,000 penalty units), but Afia was sentenced to ten days in jail.
Afia Schwar, on the other hand, has yet to serve her 10-day jail sentence after the court revoked the bench warrant for her arrest.
In the statement, the actress admitted that her actions and behavior on United Showbiz were wrong and pleaded with the court to forgive her. She promised to be more responsible in public going forward.
According to Graphic Showbiz, the case has been adjourned until January 17, 2023, by Justice Emmanuel Ankamah.
According to Graphic Showbiz, the judge indicated that the decision will be made on the specified date.
Read the statement below;
APOLOGY TO THE HONOURABLE COURT
I, Valentina Nana Agyeiwaa, aka Queen Afia Schwarzenegger, do express my sincerest and deepest apologies to the Honourable Court and to the entire public for my comments on the United Showbiz program on UTV.
I, against my better judgement, was a panellist on the aforementioned show which discussed among other things, a matter that was before the court. Whilst it was never my intention to delve into the substance of the matter, have come to the realisation, though belatedly that my conduct and comments, should have been measured by caution and restraint.
The discussion on the show had the tendency of bringing the authority of the Court into question and upon sober reflection, unreservedly apologise for my actions and conduct and any role played in the events that ensued on that programme.
I will always from hereon endeavour, to conduct my affairs in a manner that will not cause public disaffection nor seek to undermine the Courts of our land. As said on that fateful day, respects our courts and their authority, and urge my fans, sympathizers, and followers to learn the right lessons from all that has transpired.
I pray that the honourable court shall accept this my sincere apology. I state once again that I believe and trust in the authority of our courts to deliver justice where it is due, and I shall continue to trust that the substantive matter will be adjudicated fairly and justly.