By Augustine Ehikioya
Police officials in Ghana have arrested Charles Nii Armah Mensah popularly known as Shatta Wale, a popular dancehall musician.
It has started investigating the claims of shooting incident involving Shatta Wale.
A statement by the Ghana Police Service and made available to Security Watch Africa (SWA) on Wednesday, said “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,” it said.
The previous statement issued by the Police Service said it has been trying to locate Shatta Wale in order to get his own account of the incident.
The statement said “The attention of the Police has been drawn to the widely circulated news on the alleged gunshot-attack on one Charles Nii Armah Mensah, popularly known as Shatta Wale.
“On hearing the news, the Police have launched an investigation into the matter including making contacts with some of his close friends and family members and all of them claim not to have knowledge of his whereabouts or the alleged incident.
“A team has visited the house of Shatta Wale and he cannot be found there.”
It went on “Over the last few hours, the Police have searched and continue to look for Shatta Wale at hospitals in Accra.
“Whilst we continue our investigations, the Police is appealing to the public to provide any information,” the statement said.