Court remands Shatta Wale over alleged gunshot attack

Shatta Wale, a Ghanaian dancehall artist, and three others were remanded in police custody for one week after pleading ‘not guilty’ to a charge of spreading false information in the aftermath of rumours that the singer had been shot.

On Monday, many internet sources stated that the reggae artist was shot in East Legon, Ghana. According to Nana Dope, the artist’s publicist, the singer is alive and has been taken to a hospital’s emergency department.

However, he was apprehended by Ghanaian police on Tuesday, October 19.

The musician, who brought himself in, was detained to help the police in their investigations for his suspected involvement in the fabrication and dissemination of material designed to generate fear and terror, according to a statement published on Tuesday.

After being arraigned in court on Thursday, October 21, the 37-year-old and his accused accomplices, Kojo Owusu Koranteng, Idris Yusif, and Eric Venator, pleaded not guilty to accusations of fake news publishing and creating fear and panic.

The four men are scheduled to appear in court again on October 26, 2021.


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