Through his attorney, Shatta Wale entered a guilty plea to the dissemination of false information on social media today, June 29, 2022. This has to do with his arrest in October 2021, which followed fake news reports that he had been shot.
The ‘Kaikai’ singer was given a GHC2,000 fine by the Accra Circuit Court, presided over by Emmanuel Essandoh, for making false claims that he had passed away in October of last year.
Shatta Wale received the fine today after switching his plea from not guilty to guilty, according to graphic.com.gh. The website further stated that Shatta Wale would spend three months in jail if the fee wasn’t paid.
Since his arrest in October 2021, the Ghanaian dancehall musician has been showing up in court. After fabricating claims that Shatta Wale had been shot and being taken to an emergency room, he and three other people were taken into custody.
However, after investigating the claims, the police discovered that the dancehall act had never been checked into a hospital in Accra. Later, Shatta said he staged the shooting to highlight a prophesy of doom.
“Since no one in this nation cares, the declaration made by this phony prophet has put me in a violent mood. So you’re trying to tell me that none of the police in this nation noticed those internet threats and intervened? ” he questioned.
You want to tell me you didn’t see from your cyber-crime department nor did you hear or come across something similar online? This preacher stated that Shatta Wale will be shot on October 18th. Shatta Wale said, “I think I will do what is right in the eyes of God if my life might be endangered and there is no legislation to take action on it.
He was nonetheless detained and accused of “publishing of fake news,” but up until this day, he maintained his innocence. Now, Shatta Wale must pay the penalty. The artist has not yet talked about this recent development.