Police arrest Shatta Wale and 2 others for publishing false information


Dancehall artiste Charles Nii Armah Mensah popularly known as Shatta Wale has been arrested by the police for creating public fear and panic by feigning a shooting incident.

He has been detained together with two other accomplices at the Ministries Police station for publishing false information.

This was after he reported himself to the police on Tuesday night after the police declared him wanted for feigning a shooting incident which made it looked as if he had been shot by some unknown gun men at East Legon in Accra.

“After we publicly declared him and one other person wanted, the suspect, Shatta Wale, turned himself in today Tuesday 19th October, 2021, at 8.59pm,” the police said in a statement.

He has been arrested to assist the Police in investigations for his alleged involvement in the creation and circulation of information intended to cause fear and panic, the statement added.

As stated in previous statements, the public is advised to desist from publishing false information, capable of disturbing the peace of the country or risk being arrested and prosecuted, the police statement added.

Accomplices arrested 

Also arrested by the police for the spreading of false information in connection with the alleged gunshot attack are two friends of Shatta Wale.

They are Kojo Owusu Koranteng, also known as Nana Dope and Eric Venator, alias Gangee.

They have been arrested and detained for allegedly spreading false information with the intention to cause fear and panic.

The police said preliminary investigations has reveal that the widely reported gunshot attack on Shatta Wale on Monday was a hoax.


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