- Shatta Wale has been arrested by the police after turning himself in
- Photos have popped up showing Shatta Wale in custody in handcuffs
- The musician was full of smiles as he posed for the photos
Dancehall music superstar Shatta Wale, born Charles Nii Armah Mensah Jnr, has been arrested by the police.
Shatta Wale was arrested on Tuesday, October 19, 2021, in connection with the circulation of news that he had been shot by gunmen.
The police confirmed the arrest of Shatta Wale in a statement on Facebook.
"Shatta Wale Arrested. Details to follow shortly," the short statement read.
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Moments after announcing his arrest, the police shared photos of Shatta Wale handcuffed while in their custody.
The Dancehall star was full of smiles as he posed for what could be described as mugshots.
According to a statement released alongside the photos, Shatta Wale turned himself in to the police on Tuesday evening.
"After we publicly declared him and one other person wanted, the suspect, Shatta Wale, turned himself in today Tuesday 19th October 2021, at 8.59 pm.
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.
See below for the photos and statement as posted on Facebook by the police service:
Shatta Wale's PA Nana Dope arrested
Before Shatta Wale turned himself in, his personal assistant, Nana Dope, had been arrested by the police.
Nana Dope was arrested alongside a guy called Gangee for their roles in circulating fake news that the artiste had been shot.
A statement from the police which confirmed the arrest of Nana Dope indicated that Shatta Wale and one other accomplice, Deportee, were on the run at the time.
Shatta Wale's shooting hoax
On Monday evening, news went round on social media that Shatta Wale had been shot by unknown gunmen.
The information which was first shared on Nana Dope's Snapchat claimed that Shatta Wale had been rushed to a hospital.
It turned out that Shatta Wale had not been shot but faked the news in an attempt to 'fight' a death prophecy on his head.
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