Ghanaian pop star, turned Man of God, Nana Kwasi Agyemang, popularly known as Geeman, says he gave up on life when he was sentenced to death by hanging.
In an interview on Asempa FM's Tête-à-Tête show, over the weekend, Geeman said he wanted God to kill himself when he was incarcerated at the Nsawam Prisons.
In 1995, Geeman shot and killed a taxi driver at Dome in Accra – following a disagreement over the taxi fare.
The taxi driver had been hired by Geeman's female friend, who wanted to pay him a visit.
According to Geeman's friend, the agreed fare was 3,000 Cedis (now 30 pesewas). But the taxi driver insisted it was 4,000 Cedis (now 40 pesewas). When Geeman failed to pay him the said amount, the taxi driver left.
Later, the taxi driver returned to Geeman's house to collect a patch of sand from the spot where Geeman stood, supposedly for black magic purposes.
Geeman got angry, dashed to his room for a pistol and shot the taxi driver – after giving a warning shot.
Actor AbeikuNyame aka Jagger Pee, who was present during the confrontation, was alleged to have held the taxi driver from running away.
After the court trial, Jaggar Pee received a life sentence, and Geeman was sentenced to death for murder.
Geeman started his jail sentence in January of 1995. He received a Presidential Pardon from the then outgoing President, John Agyekum Kufuor, on 9th January 2009.
Speaking during the interview, Geeman said after he was jailed, life became so difficult for him because the life in prison was a direct contrast to his daily routine.
The 'Hi-Life in G' Major' hitmaker revealed that he shared a small room of about 12 inches with five other inmates of the prisons and had to live in such a congested room for 14 years, a situation he described as unpalatable.
Geeman mentioned that at a point, he asked God to kill him, because he could no longer endure the trauma. But he sought solace in the Bible and it helped him to survive.
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