A film crew shooting a movie titled ‘Night Scenes in Ghana ’ on the Spintex Road in Accra yesterday without permit, have been arrested by the police for causing fear and panic.
Motorists using the road on hearing gunshots and shouts, got frightened and quickly reversed, creating a chaotic scene on the road.
Reports in Ghana said that the crew comprising five women and six men fired gunshots indiscriminately about 3 a.m. yesterday
Other members of the crew were George Adu Badoo, Joseph Heisk, Ivy Bentum, Adjetey Roberts, Eluheaka Mensah, Arhin Wakila, Mary Acheampong, Emmanuel Anumaka, Charles Roger Beckly and Sherrif Sandy Brown.
They allegedly blocked the road between the Fidelity Bank and Stanchart Bank on the Spintex Road, while a motorcyclist chased a car.
The DCOP said that the police found that the crew members were using a shotgun, fire crackers, two rubber-made pistols and toy machine guns to shoot a movie without any lawful permit; An offence that is punishable.
However, in a later interview, one of the directors of Rabell Entertainment, Billy Jane, admitted that the crew had not obtained permit for staging the violent scene which was part of a three-year television series titled: “Late Night Scenes”, which was scheduled to run on a number of television stations in Ghana soon.
She said that the crew was going home after shooting some scenes in a club when they decided to stage one of the scenes on the street. She said the company had always sought the assistance of the police any time it shot a movie which required permit or protection from the law enforcement agencies.
“We are sorry. It was an oversight. I am sure it will not happen again,”she pleaded.