Shatta Wale fined GHC2,000 Over Fake Death Story
Self-acclaimed dancehall artiste Charles Nii Armah, professionally known as Shatta Wale has been charged with GHC2,000 for faking his own death story.
The dancehall artiste pleaded guilty to publishing false news. He has since been slapped with GHC 2,000 in default for which he will be imprisoned for 3 months.
The controversial artiste changed his plea from not guilty to guilty before his Worship, Emmanuel Essahdoh of the Circuit Court 4.
He was arrested and sent to court in October 2021 for publishing false news on social media about his shooting by gun in Accra.
Later in his arrest, he apologized to his fans and loved ones who were affected by his fake death prank in a lengthy Facebook post.
According to him, he staged his death after the police service failed to give him protection after the fake prophecies were made about him.
Though some saw his move as a way to stop the fake prophecies pastors make about celebrities, others condemned his actions and called for the arrest of the artiste.
His lawyer, Jerry Avenogbor, told the court that his client was a first-time offender who was remorseful for the act.
The prosecutor ASP Maxwell Oppong did not oppose the change of plea.