Controversial Ghanaian musician, Shatta Wale, has been arrested by the Ghana Police Service over a hoax shooting incident.
According to the Ghana Police Service, the singer turned himself in after the Police after he was declared wanted.
“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 Service further added.
This comes after the singer, born Charles Nii Armah Mensah Jnr, embarked on what has now been confirmed as a prank.
Kojo Owusu Koranteng and Eric Venator according to Police report circulated false information with regards to Shatta Wale’s safety with the intention to cause fear and panic. They were apprehended earlier today.
Preliminary investigations by the Police revealed the widely reported gunshot attack on Shatta Wale on Monday, October 18, 2021, was a hoax and suspected the involvement of the “My Level” hitmaker after he broke his silence following viral reports that he had been attacked and shot by unknown assailants.
“Shatta Wale and one other person popularly referred to as ‘Deportee’ are currently being pursued for their possible involvement and knowledge of the circulation of false information with the intention to cause fear and panic. No one will be spared if Police investigations point to their possible criminal culpability in this matter,” the Service assured.
According to the Shatta movement boss, he undertook this initiative due to a prophesy by one Bishop Stephen Akwasi, who predicted his death.
The founder and leader of New Life Kingdom Chapel International in a video sighted by Uncensoredghana.com noted that Shatta Wale would lose his life on October 18, in a similar fashion like that of South African reggae artiste, Lucky Dube, who was shot on October 18, 2007.