Court adjourns Teddy’s hearing
The Federal High Court has adjourned a hearing into Teddy Afro’s appeal for bail until Tuesday April 29.With a sea of fans outside the courthouse, Teddy pleaded innocent to homicide charge that could send him to ten to fifteen years prison.
When the hearing begun, the judge demanded the prosecutor if the charge was amended as ordered days before for which he readily answered yes.
After Teddy pleaded not guilty, the judge sheduled an April 29 court session to decide on the matter.
Minutes earlier, hundreds of cheering and chanting fans had greeted Teddy’s arrival.Wearing a T-shirt and sunglasses, Teddy waved as he slowly made his way into the courthouse.As he left the court, the ‘free him’ shout became more intense and police surrounded and arrested some of them.A journalist for Hamrawai magazine and another newspaper reporter were among the arrested.It’s unclear why police arrested them.It was said they are all detained in the police station in front of the court.
Teddy’s arrest weeks ago has generated much interest and anxiety in the city and his songs have enjoyed sudden popularity in the bars, taxis and public places.