Veteran actor Abeiku Nyame aka Jagger Pee has refuted long-standing claims that suggest he was granted clemency by former President John Agyekum Kufuor.
In an interview with Oman FM, Jagger Pee who was initially convicted for abetment to murder which was later substituted for abetment to assault revealed he won upon appeal.
”I had a very good lawyer in Owusu Fordjour. A former commissioner of police during Acheampong’s era but the judge wouldn’t budge.
“I was acquitted and discharged two years later after my lawyer had filed an appeal. The panel of judges all ruled in my favour ‘acquitted and discharged’,” he added.
On January 9, 1995, Mr Nyame was in the company of singer Nana Agyeman, known in showbiz circles as Geeman and two other ladies when the singer shot and killed a taxi driver over a fare misunderstanding.
Jagger Pee spent 32 months in prison.
Geeman spent 14 years in prison half of which was on death row. It was reported after his release on January 9, 2009, that he was among many other prisoners granted pardon by former President Kufuor.
Jagger Pee, who starred in many Thursday Theatre TV series on GTV dismissed assertions that he is an ex-convict adding has no criminal record.
“Upon return from one of my travels, I intentionally went ahead to ask from the Attorney General who stated at the time stated that I had no criminal record,” he stated.