Ghanian dancehall musician Charles Nii Armah Mensah, better known as Shatta Wale, caused a frenzy among inmates at Ankaful Maximum Security Prison in Ghana, after being detained there.
After pleading not guilty to the allegation of spreading false news that provoked fear and panic, Shatta Wale was sentenced to one-week confinement at the Ankaful Maximum Security Prison.
Inmates of the maximum prison are seen and heard praising the controversial dancehall musician as he is escorted into the correctional facility to begin his detention sentence in a video circulating on the internet.
As he marched past them with a large security detail, inmates inside the correctional facility gave the dancehall artist a resounding welcome and applauded him on.
The inmates chanted his name and praised him for joining them in the video clip.
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The Ghana Police Service detained the prominent dancehall artist on October 20, 2021, for distributing fake information.
Shatta Wale was accused of spreading allegations that he was shot by unidentified assailants for which he later apologized to his followers and those who were harmed.
Shatta alongside his public relations manager, Kojo Owusu Koranteng, popularly known as Nana Dope, and Eric Venator, commonly known as Gangee, were all detained on charges of inciting public fear and panic.