Shatta Wale, Jesus Ahoefe, others granted bail

Dancehall artiste, Charles Nii Armah Mensah, also known as (aka) Shatta Wale,  was yesterday granted a self recognizance bail by an Accra Circuit Court.

The musician was granted bail after his lawyers pleaded for same, citing their client’s personality and reputation as reason.

According to them, their client was not ‘flight risk’ and would not escape.

His three accomplices, Kojo Owusu Koranteng, Idris Yusif, and Eric Venator, were also granted GH₵ 100,000 bail each with a surety on grounds that they had been counseled, were not flight risk, and will not escape.

The case has been adjourned to November 9, 2021.

Shatta Wale was arrested on October 19, 2021, together with his three friends after faking a gunshot attack.

 The Shatta Movement boss was charged with the publication of false news and causing fear and panic. His cohorts, Kojo Owusu Koranteng, Idris Yusif, and Eric Venator have also been charged with abetment of crime. Rapper, Medikal is also in court today, after five days on remand.

 He was remanded by a Circuit Court judge in Accra on October 22, 2021, for brandishing a weapon in a video found on social media. Medikal has been charged with the display of arms and ammunition.

In another development, Apostle Stephen Kwasi Appiah, also known as Jesus Ahoefe, who was arrested for prophesying the death of Dancehall artiste, Shatta Wale, was yesterday, granted GH₵ 100,000 bail by an Accra Circuit Court.

The court, presided over by Mr Emmanuel Essandoh, also demanded that Apostle Appiah provided two guarantors who are gainfully employed.

Apostle Appiah was remanded last week, after he pleaded not guilty to a charge of causing fear and panic.

Police Chief Inspector Dennis Tekpetey had earlier told the court that on September 28, 2021, Bishop Appiah contributed to a radio programme, dubbed Ayeeko Ayeeko, on an Accra FM, 100.5, which was hosted by Romeo Ansah.

Bishop Appiah said on the programme that Shatta Wale would be attacked and shot dead by armed robbers on October 18, 2021, the day after his birth day, as it happened to popular South African musician, Lucky Dube, in the year 2007.

BY TIMES REPORTERS

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