The Police have arrested Charles Nii Armah Mensah, popularly known as Shatta Wale, for playing a prank that he had been shot.
The popular Ghanaian artiste who made the hit song Already with Beyonce, was declared wanted by the police alongside one other person.
He turned himself in on Tuesday, October 19, 2021, at 8.59pm. Photos of him in handcuffs have now gone viral.
The police also said it has arrested two other persons connected to the artiste in this “fake shooting incident”.
The two others arrested are Kojo Owusu Koranteng and Eric Venator, according to the police they circulated the false information with regards to Shatta Wale being shot and the media also carried the story.
The police said the act by these two men caused fear and panic.
Shatta Wale embarked on what has now been confirmed as a prank on Monday, October 18.
The Police have arrested Charles Nii Armah Mensah popularly known as Shatta Wale.
After we publicly declared him and one other person wanted, the suspect, Shatta Wale, turned himself in today Tuesday 19th October, 2021. Read more from the link below;https://t.co/7ursjdtMFr pic.twitter.com/ouBvIkxEeM
— Ghana Police Service (@GhPoliceService) October 19, 2021
SHATTA WALE has breached ACT 29 Of the Criminal Procedure code. Section 208-Publication Of False News With Internet To Cause Fear And Alarm To The Public. (1) Any Person Who Publishes Or Reproduces Any Statement,Rumour Or Report Which Is Likely To Cause Fear And Alarm To The Public.
The Ghana Police Service posted on their Facebook platform the reason for the arrest. They wrote;
Police Have Arrested Charles Nii Armah Mensah Popularly Known as Shatta WaleThe Police have arrested Charles Nii Armah Mensah popularly known as Shatta Wale.
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.
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.
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.