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Police chase one more suspect in Shatta Wale case



The prosecution in the case of Musician Charles Nii Armah Mensah, popularly called Shatta Wale, who allegedly staged being shot on Monday, October 18, but the incident turned out to be a hoax, has said the police are still searching for one more person related to the controversial dancehall musician, in connection with the case.

There are rumours that a lady who claimed to be a relative of Shatta Wale, reported the supposed shooting incident at the East Legon Police in Accra, in the ensuing social media melee, but the police has not made it official that she is the person they are seeking to arrest.

When the case was called yesterday, Chief Inspector Dennis Terkpetey told the court to persuade the counsel for the accused persons to help the police to get to one more suspect.

Jerry Avenorgbo, counsel for Shatta Wale and his boys, in the process, requested for in camera hearing which the court agreed.

When the case was called again, counsel for the accused persons prayed the court to adjourn the matter to the last weekend of January, but the issue of the fugitive was not raised in open court again.

Christmas Activities

According to him, Shatta Wale will be leading a lot of engagements in the entertainment industry during the Christmas festivities.

The court presided over by His Honour Emmanuel Marvin Essandoh then adjourned the case to January 25, 2022.

Shatta Wale has been granted a self-recognisance bail of GH¢100,000 by the court while his accomplices namely Kojo Owusu Koranteng, also known as Nana Dope, his special assistant; Eric Venator, alias Gangee, who is a graphic designer; and Iddrisu Yussif aka Deportee, who was arrested later after the musician and the first two aides were detained, were all granted GH¢100,000 each with one surety each who must be public servants.

Medikal Case

In another case, lawyer for top musician Samuel Adu Frimpong, known in showbiz circles as Medikal, who was detained and granted bail later, for illegally brandishing a gun in public, asked for an adjournment to enable his client to partake in scheduled Christmas activities.

The court, presided over by His Honour Emmanuel Essandoh, granted the request by Lawyer Pobbi Benson and adjourned Medikal’s case until January 25, 2022.