Shatta Wale, a Ghanaian singer, and his associates have been granted bail after being charged with fake news publication following a fabricated allegation that the singer had been shot.
After reportedly faking a gunshot attack, the musician and his three friends brought themselves in on October 19, 2021. The Shatta Movement’s leader was accused with spreading false information and inciting panic.
After appearing before an Accra Circuit Court today, Shatta Wale and his companions, who had been held at Ankaful Prison for seven days, were granted release.
On self-recognition, the singer was given GH100,000 bail. Kojo Owusu Koranteng, Idris Yusif, and Eric Venator, his three accomplices, were also given bail on the basis that they had been counseled, were not a flight risk, and would not flee.
The case has been postponed, and the defendants will return to court on November 9th.