Shatta Wale
Shatta Wale

Ghanaian dancehall giant, Carles Nii Armah Mensah better known as Shatta Wale has arrived at the Ankaful Prison in the Central Region to begin his one-week prison sentence after an Accra Circuit Court refused him bail.

Police officers arrested the well-known musician and sentenced him to prison on Thursday night. He’ll be there for the one-week period that the judge has mandated.

After pleading not guilty to the charge of “publication of false news that caused fear and panic in the public domain,” the court made its decision.

Three others who appeared in court with him were charged with aiding and abetting criminal publication of false news: Kojo Owusu Koranteng, Shatta Wale’s personal assistant, Eric Vanetor, a graphic designer, and Iddrisu Yussif, a beautician.

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All of the defendants have entered not guilty pleas and have been remanded in police custody.

The court, presided over by Mr. Emmanuel Marvin Essandoh while remanding the accused, stated the public’s interest is important, according to EIB Network’s Court Correspondent Murtala Inusah.

Meanwhile, Medikal will be held in police custody for the time being after his detention on Thursday evening. The rapper was detained after a video on social media reportedly showed him brandishing a pistol.


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