- Reggae and dancehall artiste Shatta Wale has shown appreciation to his lawyer and the Shatta Movement family for their support throughout his court case
- Wale was fined GHc 2000 for causing fear and panic with a death hoax and that failure to pay the fine would result in a 3-month jail term
- The 'My Level' crooner faked his death in October 2021 after he got knowledge of a prophecy about an armed attack on him which would lead to his death
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Dancehall star Charles Nii Armah Mensah, known in music circles as Shatta Wale, has expressed gratitude to his lawyer Jerry Avernogbo and Shatta Movement for their support during his trips to court on his death hoax last year.
"FREE AT LAST Being thankful and expressing gratitude is an important part of being happy in life. I wish to take this opportunity to say thank you to my Lawyer , Jerry, the Judge , Shatta Movement and the entire nation for the support through these trying times", Shatta wrote
An Accra Circuit court judge, Emmanuel Essandoh charged the 'Kakai' hitmaker with causing fear and panic as well as spreading falsehood in relation to an incident that occurred in October last year.
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Ghanaians heard rumours of an attack on Shatta Wale by gunmen, who 'shot him to death'. These rumours were confirmed by Shatta's personal aide on social media, who added that the musician was battling for his life in an undisclosed health centre.
When police investigations into the matter revealed that it was all a hoax, Shatta defended his actions by claiming that he did what he did to draw the attention of the police to a prophecy that had been made regarding an attack on his life.
Shatta Wale fined ¢2k by Accra High Court after pleading guilty to spreading fake news about shooting incidence last year
Shatta Wale Slapped With GHc 2000 Fine For Faking His Death
Still on Shatta Wale and his 'dance with death', YEN.com.gh reported earlier on the court verdict on the reggae artiste's 'faked death' hoax. The musician has been given two options: either he settles the fine or he spends three months in prison.
On Wednesday, June 29, 2022, Shatta Wale was in attendance at an Accra Circuit Court to find out his fate in relation to a crime he committed on Monday, October 18, 2021. The musician schemed with his close acquaintances to fake his death on the said date after he heard a prophecy that he would be attacked and killed on that very day.
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