Police search for Shatta Wale after shooting incident claims

BY: Graphic Showbiz
Ghana police searching for Shatta Wale over shooting claims
Shatta Wale

Police are searching for Dancehall artiste Shatta Wale after claims that he was reportedly shot by some unknown gunmen.

On Monday, October 18, Shatta Wale's Personal Assistant Nana Dope claimed that Shatta Wale had been shot and was being treated at an emergency unit of a health facility in Accra.

He indicated that Shatta, who is due to launch his album Gift of God (GOG) soon, was responding to treatment.

The issue created a lot of buzz on social media and led to the police taking up the matter.

In a statement on social media, the police said they had been unsuccessful in their attempts to locate the artiste, who celebrated his birthday on Sunday, October 17.

They wrote that "the attention of the Police has been drawn to the widely circulated news on the alleged gunshot-attack on one Charles Nii Armah Mensah popularly known as Shatta Wale.

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On hearing the news, the police have launched an investigation into the matter including making contacts with some of his close friends and family members and all of them claim not to have knowledge of his whereabouts or the alleged incident.

A team has visited the house of Shatta Wale and he cannot be found there.

Over the last few hours, the Police have searched and continue to look for Shatta Wale at hospitals in Accra.

Whilst we continue our investigations, the Police is appealing to the public to provide any information concerning the whereabouts of Shatta Wale to the numbers 18555, 191 and 0302773906."

Meanwhile, Shatta Wale has posted on his Facebook page claiming he is on the run because his life is in danger.

He claimed that a prophecy claiming he would be shot had left him in psychological distress and the inaction of the police had compelled him to take matters into his own hands and go on the run.  

The conflicting reports have raised discussion on social media with many people saying they think it is just a publicity stunt to promote his gift of God album.