Shatta Wale fined GHc2,000 over hoax shooting incident

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Reggae dancehall artiste, Shatta Wale has been fined to the tune of GHc2,000 for faking a gun attack in October 2021.

The ‘On God’ hitmaker was fined after the artiste changed his plea from ‘not guilty’ to ‘guilty’ in Circuit Court 4.

Shatta Wale would serve a three-month jail term should he fail to honour the terms of the fine.

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Lawyer for the artiste, Jerry Avenogbor, informed the court, presided over by His Worship, Emmanuel Essandoh, that Shatta Wale is a first-time offender and has regretted his actions.

It is recalled that Shatta Wale, born Charles Nii Armah, rendered an apology to his fans and the general public over a hoax gun attack.

The musician was reported to have been shot by unknown gunmen and receiving treatment in the emergency unit of a medical facility of an Accra-based hospital by one of his aide’s – Nana Dhope.

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However, Shatta Wale disclosed in a Facebook post that the whole incident was just a prank.

“To my fans am sorry but I will have to fight this fight alone and get it done…”

He also apologized to his team members – Deportee and Dope – for taking their phones to feign the attack on social media.


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