Shatta Wale, the Dancehall singer, has been arrested by the Ghana Police Service (GPS) for claiming that he was attacked by gunmen.

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The singer, whose real name is Charles Nii Armah Mensah, was apprehended on Tuesday night.

In a statement via Facebook, the police said Shatta Wale was arrested for allegedly faking reports that he was shot by gunmen on Monday.

It is understood that the police also arrested two of the singer’s close friends identified as Nana Dope and Eric Venator for “allegedly spreading false information with the intention of causing fear and panic.”

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“After we publicly declared him and one other person wanted, the suspect, Shatta Wale, turned himself in today Tuesday 19th October, 2021, at 8.59pm,” the statement read.

“He has been arrested to assist the Police in investigations for his alleged involvement in the creation and circulation of information intended to cause fear and panic.

“As stated in previous statements, the public is advised to desist from publishing false information, capable of disturbing the peace of the country or risk being arrested and prosecuted.”

On Monday, the internet was awash with reports that the musician was shot at East Legon in Ghana.

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The police thereafter announced that it had launched an investigation into the alleged gunshot attack.

But in a lengthy post via his Facebook page on Tuesday, the music star confirmed the development.

He had further claimed that his “life is in danger”.

Shatta called out the country’s police for not arresting a prophet who declared he would be shot on October 18.

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