“The Ofankor court has committed comedian Benson Nana Yaw Oduro Boateng to the psychiatric hospital for two weeks. The Ofaakor Circuit Court presided by Ebenezer Osei Darko has ordered Ghana 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.”- myjoyonline
On Monday, 8th February 2021, the Ghanaian comedian was arrested by the police in Kasoa for unlawfully discharging a firearm at a drinking bar.
The Central Regional Police PRO, DSP Irene Serwaa Oppong said that their investigations revealed that a misunderstanding started between Benson Oduro Boateng popularly known as Funny face and a bar owner at a bar where Funny face went to.
Funny Face went home after the two of them were separated, returned with a firearm and fired some warning shots.
Adom News’ Kofi Adjei who was in court reported that Funny Face first pleaded guilty to unlawfully discharging of a firearm in a public place.
However, the judged noticed that the accounts of events given by Funny face was inconsistent and thus asked the actor if he was sound of mind.
Funny Face claimed that the slaps he had taken during his arrest affected him, so, he had some mental challenges.
Kofi Adjei further reported that the judge asked the police to take him to the hospital and seize his gun. He also ruled that Funny Face should not be allowed to drive for the next two weeks.