On the 18th of October, there was a rumor all over social media that dancehall King Shatta Wale had been shot by unknown gunmen. This information began from the social media accounts of the personal assistant of Shatta Wale, Kojo Owusu Koranteng aka Nana Dope.
The Ghana Police Department dispatched men to the residence to Shatta Wale to ascertain how true the news was and didn’t find anything which proved the information so. On the 19th of October via it’s official facebook page, the service confirmed that the information was a hoax and had caused the arrest of Nana Dope and another gentleman by name Eric Venator aka Gangee.
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Two in Police Custody for Spreading False Information in Connection with Alleged Gunshot Attack on Shatta Wale
The Police have today, 19th October, 2021, arrested Kojo Owusu Koranteng, also known as Nana Dope and Eric Venator, alias Gangee, for allegedly spreading false information with the intention to cause fear and panic.
The arrest of the suspects is in response to the alleged circulation of false claims on the alleged gunshot attack on Shatta Wale.
Preliminary investigations by the Police reveal the widely reported gunshot attack on Shatta Wale yesterday Monday, 18th October, 2021 was a hoax.
Shatta Wale and one other person popularly referred to as ‘Deportee’ are currently being pursued for their possible involvement and knowledge of the circulation of false information with the intention to cause fear and panic.
No one will be spared if Police investigations point to their possible criminal culpability in this matter.
We want to caution any individual or group to desist from making false claims and engaging in acts, capable of disturbing the peace of the country because the law will come after you.