Celebrated Ghanaian Dancehall artiste, Shatta Wale has been arrested by the police in Accra.
The musician is currently in police custody.
A release from the Ghana Police Service indicates that Shatta Wale turned himself in at exactly 8:59 pm on Tuesday, October 20, 2021, after he was declared wanted by the police.
According to the police, he has been arrested for the creation and circulation of information intended to cause fear and panic.
“The Police have arrested Charles Nii Armah Mensah popularly known as Shatta Wale. 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”.
There was a news report on Monday, October 19, 2021, that Shatta Wale had been shot by some unknown gunmen.
The news took the media landscape by storm but the incident later turned out to be a hoax.