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Ghanaian dancehall artiste Shatta Wale arrested for publishing fake news

Popular Ghanaian dancehall artiste Shatta Wale is being held in police custody for allegedly publishing false news on social media with the aim of causing fear and panic.
 
The 37-year-old musician, who appeared in court for the first time since he handed himself to police on Tuesday, was remanded for another week, while investigations continue.
 
Shatta Wale has pleaded guilty to the charges against him.
 
His personal assistant claimed on Monday that the musician had been shot and was receiving treatment at a health facility in Accra.
 
The news generated a lot of anxiety among his fans on social media but it turned out to be a hoax.
 
Shatta Wale later revealed via Facebook that he was on the run because his life was under threat by a pastor who prophesied that he will be shot.
 
Shatta Wale is best known for his collaboration with Beyoncé on the song Already on her Lion King album.
 
If convicted he could be sentenced to up to five years in prison.


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