The Ghana Police Department arrested award-winning musician Charles Nii Armah Mensah, better known as Shatta Wale, for faking a gunshot attack yesterday.
On the day after his birthday, word spread on social media that the musician had been shot by unknown gunmen in East Legon.
Shatta Wale’s PA, Nana Dope, shared the news on Snapchat, adding that Shatta was being treated at a hospital.
In just a few hours, it was revealed that Shatta Wale and his crew had staged the stunt solely for the purpose of garnering publicity.
People were outraged, and they demanded his arrest right away because the act was illegal.
To which Shatta Wale responded by explaining his motivation for pulling the stunt. He stated that he was doing so to draw attention to the fact that no one had publicly criticized the Prophet who had issued a doomsday prophecy against him.
Well, Shatta Wale was arrested yesterday evening, causing a stir on social media.
below are some reactions;
Nana Kojo Betadayz: “Nkwasiaa Ndwom Hene.
Jail him 59 years for also producing unwanted and disturbing music .. it’s really affecting our health and well-being pls .. thank you. Charge : Noise/sound pollution”
AfiaOwusuaa Gyan: “The system is working 24/7 Alla IGP woy3 guy wati”
David Nectar Bunbun: “Some people wish to enter the Police Cells to witness the conversation between Funny Face and Shatta Wale?
Two comedians and noise makers detained.
Tomorrow is declared Ghana most peaceful Day. Thank u Ghana Police. ??”
Ansah Kojo Ansah: “IGP has made arrest very “romantic ” .As soon as you break the law , pls report yourself because you can’t escape unpunished ?”
Nana Kwame Somuah: “He went there in his pj’s…he knows he will be sleeping there ?”
Gobesevencedis Mepe Ahaban: “Dem for not take am go nsawam he dey go make noise to disturb the dbee convict over there”
Yusif Yunus: “This is the best time for SM fans to play “Freedom” by Shatta Wale???????”
Omicron Christian Asebah: “Shatta Wale for Nsawam entertainment prefect???”