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Evidence request Rapper Kalusha OG accused of assaulting garda in Dublin seeks CCTV

The two accused are charged with assaulting Gda Lorcan Murphy, obstruction, breach of the peace and failing to follow garda directions.

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Prince Umoh (26), whose stage name is Kalusha OG

Prince Umoh (26), whose stage name is Kalusha OG

Prince Umoh (26), whose stage name is Kalusha OG

A RAPPER accused of assaulting a garda in Dublin city centre has asked his defence to seek all prosecution evidence including CCTV footage and witness statements.

Prince Umoh (26), whose stage name is Kalusha OG, and his brother Victor (24) appeared in Dublin District Court for the second time since their arrest last Friday.

Judge Conal Gibbons adjourned the case for two days after hearing Victor Umoh is seeking to have his bail conditions relaxed so he can return to London to work.

The two accused are charged with assaulting Gda Lorcan Murphy, obstruction, breach of the peace and failing to follow garda directions.

The offences are all alleged to have happened at Exchequer Street, Dublin 2 last Friday, November 27.

The brothers were granted bail on Saturday and when the case came before Judge Gibbons today, their barrister said he was seeking disclosure of prosecution material to include any CCTV evidence, witness statements, medical reports and garda notebook entries.

The barrister said Victor Umoh was seeking to remove a bail condition to allow him to return to work in London. He was due to leave the jurisdiction on December 6, counsel said.

The gardai were aware of this and he had already provided a contact phone number.

Judge Gibbons made a general disclosure order but said, however, that he had a difficulty changing bail conditions that had been set by another judge.

Judge Grainne Malone had granted bail on Saturday.

“That is an extraordinary change,” the judge said of the proposal to vary bail. “That change of conditions means that the defendant is outside the jurisdiction. To me, it makes no sense.”

He remanded the accused on continuing bail to Thursday, for the attention of Judge Malone.

During Saturday’s bail hearing, Garda Fionn Mulligan objected to Prince Umoh’s bail, saying he was a flight risk as he resided in London and held an Italian passport.

Garda Murphy said he believed the co-accused was also a flight risk on the same grounds.

He also told the court that Victor Umoh admitted to gardaí he had "no intention of hanging around in Ireland."

Neither man replied to the charges after caution, the court heard.
Judge Malone had granted both men bail on conditions which include that they sign on daily at Mountjoy garda station and observe a curfew.

They must also reside at an address in Drumcondra, Dublin 3.

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