- Dancehall superstar Shatta Wale has been remanded into custody for one week
- Shatta Wale was handed the remand sentence at his first appearance in court on Thursday, October 19
- Shatta Wale was arrested on Tuesday for circulating news that he had been shot
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Dancehall musician Shatta Wale, born Charles Nii Armah Mensah, has been remanded into police custody for one week.
Shatta Wale was arraigned before an Accra Circuit on Thursday,, October 21, 2021, in court following his arrest on Tuesday.
According to a Citinewsroom report, Shatta Wale pleaded not guilty to the charge of the publication of false news and causing fear and panic.
Three others, Kojo Owusu Koranteng a.k.a. Nana Dope, Idris Yusif, and Eric Venator, who have been charged for abetment have also been sentenced to one week remand in police custody.
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A video has popped up showing Shatta Wale's appearance in court. He arrived in a white outfit and was ushered out of the police van by police personnel.
Not a good for Shatta Wale's brand
Following the news of Shatta Wale's remand, YEN.com.gh talked to Owusu Worae, Head of Entertainment News at TV3, who was disappointed by the whole saga.
The experienced entertainment journalist opined that the arrest and subsequent remanding of Shatta Wale is not good for his image.
According to Worae, Shatta Wale should be going away from his 'street' image in order to get more corporate deals.
"This sort of scandal does not augur well for his fortunes in that regard. He might have had a good course but he went about it the wrong way and I fear it is going to her hurt his brand," he said.
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