Popular HipLife musician, Nhyiraba Kojo and owner of the NK City Nightclub at Fijai-Takoradi has been convicted by a Sekondi High Court.
The musician was found guilty of contempt by the court and sentenced to serve the full 30-day term unless he may purge himself of the contempt.
The court, presided over by Justice Sedina Agbemava, imposed on the 30-day sentence after Nhyiraba Kojo failed to comply with an interlocutory injunction order to stop noise pollution from his nightclub and install soundproofing.
According to Citi News, the case was filed by three Fijai residents who complained about the nightclub’s noise. Despite the court order, Nhyiraba Kojo did not cooperate, which resulted in his sentencing.
Noise pollution continues a significant risk in many Ghana cities, and environmental agencies have constantly cautioned individuals and businesses to take steps to minimise their impact on their communities, which has sometimes fallen on deaf ears.
Nhyiraba Kojo, a well-known figure in Ghana entertainment industry, and his NK City Nightclub have established a location as a popular spot in Fijai-Takoradi in the Western Region
Pamela Arvoh-Mensah of Owusu Ankomah Arvoh Mensah, Dzigba and Associates, counsel for the petitioners, confirmed the court’s decision and emphasised that Nhyiraba Kojo might escape serving the full sentence provided if he complies with the court order.
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