An Accra High Court has fined the three persons who helped celebrated dancehall artiste,Shatta Wale, to publish false news about him that he had been shot dead.
Shatta Wale, on October 18, 2021, published on social media that he was shot following a prophecy by an Accra-based prophet.
The three persons,namely:Kojo Owusu Koranteng aka Nana Dope, Iddrisu Yussif aka Deportee and Eric Venator aka Gangee, who were put before the court on Friday, December 16,2022 , pleaded guilty to the charges of aiding and abetting a crime.
They were then convicted on their own plea by Mrs Kizita Naa Kowah Quarshie who sentenced them to a fine of GHC960.00 each. Failure to pay the amount , each of them would serve a two-week imprisonment term.
Shatta Wale,on June 29,2022 was also fined GHC2,000 for publishing false news. This was made evident after he changed his plea from not being guilty to guilty.
In default, the ‘Ayoo’ hitmaker was to serve three months imprisonment.