Police interrogate Shatta Wale statement as search continues

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The Ghana Police Service says it is looking into the statement put out by ‘missing’ Dancehall artiste Shatta Wale, born Charles Nii Armah Mensah after a reported gun attack on him.

The police say the source of that statement on social media is vital to the investigations being done into the supposed attack.

Shatta Wale took on the Ghana Police Service on Tuesday after reports emerged that he was being looked for over the gun attack on Monday, October 18.

He said he had gone through a lot of psychological trauma since a “false prophet” had said he was going to be shot dead by unknown assailants on that day.

Bishop Stephen Akwasi had prophesied of the “fatal attack”.

Writing on his official Facebook page on Tuesday, October 19, a few hours after police announced they were looking for his whereabouts, Shatta Wale stated: “The statement made by this false prophet has gotten me in a mood of violence since no one in this country cares.”

Reacting to the issue on 3FM’s Sunrise hosted by Alfred Ocansey on Tuesday, the Director of Public Affairs at the Police Headquarters, Superintendent Alexander Kwaku Obeng, said “we all have to help to find him because of the investigators working on the statement”.

“It is important that Ghana interacted with him. Everybody should support the Ghana Police Service to get him. His whereabouts are important to us.”

Supt Obeng added: “We will ensure that such things do not happen again. This has to be put to an end. We are looking into the statement to find the source of it. We have seen the statement.”

By Kweku Antwi-Otoo|3news.com|Ghana