The prosecution has asked an Accra Circuit Court to allow them an adjournment so they may submit their witness testimonies in the case of dance hall performer Charles Nil Armah Mensah, alias Shatta Wale, and three other individuals.
The court will be able to have a case management conference when the witness statements are filed.
A trial date will be set shortly following the case management meeting.
The prosecution, led by Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP), Maxwell Oppong, informed the court that he had assumed control of the case docket from a previous employee and would require two weeks to submit the witness testimonies.
The case was continued till June 29 by the court, which was presided over by Mr. Emmanuel Essandoh.
Kojo Owusu Koranteng, alias Nana Dope, Eric Venator, aka Gangee, and Iddirsu Yusif are on trial with Shatta Wale for publishing fake news.
The defendants are on trial for allegedly disseminating information that Shatta Wale had been shot.
They have denied the charge and are on bail. Shatta Wale is on GHC100,000 self-recognisance bail while his accomplices are on GHC100,000 bail with a surety each.