Controversial dancehall musician Shatta Wale and his Personal assistant Nana Dope have been arrested over the fake shooting claim.
The Police announced the arrest on their Facebook wall Tuesday evening. A third person Deportee has also been named in the arrest.
The Police said the three have been arrested for allegedly spreading false information and intending to cause fear and panic.
Nana Dope on Monday wrote on Facebook that his boss had been shot by unknown assailant.
Meanwhile, the Alliance for Social Equity and Public Accountability (ASEPA) has lodged a criminal complaint at the Police CID against the ‘Bullet’ hitmaker over the incident.
The document sighted by starrfm.com.gh read “we write to officially lodge a complaint with the Criminal investigations Department of the Ghana Police Service against Mr. Charles Nii Armah AKA Shatta Wale (first respondent) and his agent one Nana Dope (his alias) also referred to as the second respondent for publishing or causing to be published a false news item that had the potential to cause fear and panic and also had the potential to breach public peace”.
It added “that on Monday 18. October 2021 by about 7 pm, news started making rounds on social media and major traditional media platforms that some unknown gunmen had allegedly shot and injured the first respondent leaving him in a critical condition. The news report further reported that the first respondent was receiving medical attention at an undisclosed hospital hem in Accra.”