Shatta Wale fined GHS 2,000 over shooting hoax

Dancehall artiste, Charles Nii Armah Mensah, known in show business as Shatta Wale, has pleaded guilty for faking his death in October 2021.

He has subsequently been fined two thousand Ghana cedis (Ghc 2,000.00) in default of which he will be imprisoned for three (3) months.

This was after he changed his plea from not guilty to guilty before His Worship, Emmanuel Essandoh of the Circuit Court 4.

The controversial artiste was brought before the Court for publishing on social media, a prophecy of death which he claimed was about him.

His lawyer, Jerry Avenogbor, told the Court that he was a first-time offender who was remorseful of the act. The prosecution, on the other hand, led by ASP Maxwell Oppong did not oppose the change in plea.

The shooting prophecy

On September 28, 2021, a prophet called Jesus Ahuofe in a radio interview on Accra FM said that it had been revealed to him that a renowned dancehall artiste whose name starts with ‘Charles’ would be shot dead on October 18, 2021.

The prophet had made reference to how South African reggae icon Lucky Dube was shot dead and added that a similar thing would happen to the dancehall artiste he prophesied about.

By Afia Owusu/|Ghana


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