- Shatta Wale assaults police officer publicly
- Shatta Wale assaulted the police officer and also exhibited insulting behaviour
Dancehall artiste Charles Nii Armah, popularly known as Shatta Wale, was picked up by the police on Monday for allegedly assaulting an officer of the Service.
The musician has been in the news following an open altercation with a police officer over the weekend.
In a video that has since gone viral, Shatta Wale is captured confronting the officer after he (the officer) stopped a Range Rover reportedly belonging to the musician.
The said car was being driven by one of Shatta Wale’s ‘boys’ but was unregistered and also without a number plate.
The artiste later arrived at the scene but was unhappy about the actions of the Police officer, which led to a heated verbal brawl.
The singer subsequently rained some harsh words of the Policeman before speeding off in his car, which was also unregistered.
It has now been revealed that the “Ayoo” hit maker was arrested by the police on Monday morning, before being granted enquiry bail.
Director of Public Affairs of the Ghana Police Service, DSP Sheila Buckman, confirmed the development in an interview with Hitz FM.
Watch video of Shatta Wale exchanging words with police officer
According to her, the said Range Rover “wasn’t just unregistered, it had no number plate at all, which goes against our laws.
“In an attempt for the policeman to ask questions… Shatta Wale assaulted the police officer and also exhibited insulting behaviour. Because of that, he was arrested on Sunday and he’s been granted police enquiry bail to reappear at the police station this morning.”
She added: “If you look at Act 29 [of the Criminal Code 1960], a person does an act of assault where the intent is to lead to harm or cause any other event that will lead to harm.”