Up-to-the-minute on the contention which has erupted between ace broadcaster and entertainment commentator widely known as Nana Romeo and self-proclaimed Ghana music queen Wendy Shay is an anecdote culled from allies of the former purporting that; he’s presently in the custody of the Ghana police service.
Nana Romeo in the early minutes of an interview with Zionfelix threatened to leak recorded s*x videos of Wendy Shay and Bullet he has on his hard drive.
In Ghana, there is no direct law on the publication of s*x tapes, nude pictures and among others. Various provisions however paints a rather clear picture about the publication of obscene materials. Provisions which are vehemently against obscenity and seek to uphold peoples privacy and dignity as elaborated in Article 18 (2) of the 1992 constitution of Ghana which states;
NO PERSON SHALL BE SUBJECTED TO THE INTERFERENCE WITH THE PRIVACY OF HIS HOME, PROPERTY IN CORRESPONDENCE OR COMMUNICATION EXCEPT IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE LAW AS IT IS NECESSARY IN A FREE AND DEMOCRATIC SOCIETY FOR PUBLIC SAFETY AND ECONOMIC WELL BEING OF THE COUNTRY – FOR THE PROTECTION OF HEALTH, MORALS OR CRIME FOR THE PROTECTION OF THE RIGHTS OR FREEDOMS OF OTHERS.
With this, person’s sex tape can be considered as his or her property which he or she has the right to keep in private.
Although what constitutes morality is a contentious matter there are common similarities in what Ghanaians believe to right and wrong and the leakage of sex tape is undoubtedly an immoral act.
Article 15 of the same constitution also makes the dignity of all persons inviolable. Article 33 additionally assures Ghanaians of the protection of such right by the honourable courts.
Offences act 1960 (Act 29) criminalizes the act of publishing or offering of sale an obscene book, writing or representation and penalty being that of any demeanour and such offences is liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding GHC 50 or an imprisonment exceeding 3 months.