Controversial Dancehall Artist Charles Nii Armah Mensah Jr. who goes by the stage name Shatta Wale has been forced to render a public apology for allegedly assaulting a manager of a road contraction project at Adjiringanor in Accra.
A complaint of assault has been reported to the police at East Legon against the artist.
The road contractor whose project manager, Kennedy Acquah was reportedly assaulted by Shatta Wale gave a 24-hour ultimatum for Shatta Wale to apologize publicly failure of which will result in the artiste facing his wrath till the case is pursued to its logical conclusion.
Shatta Wale is also to report himself to the East Legon police in 24 hours or face arrest.
Giving details of what happened, Kennedy Acquah said Shatta Wale and his team stormed the Adjiringanor project site and assaulted him because he wanted an extension of the road to his SM secretariat.
According to him, he referred Shatta Wale and his team to the Urban Roads Department since they were working based on the contract the Urban Roads had given them.
But Shatta Wale and his team refused to understand and assaulted him, he alleged.
Speaking in an interview with Graphic Showbiz, the businessman [name withheld] said he has reported the case to the East Legon Police station and if Shatta Wale fails to publicly apologise to his worker then he should be ready to face all the consequences.
“Shatta Wale is not above the law and he cannot just do anything he wants. I am not letting the issue rest until he comes out publicly to apologise to my project manager or be ready to face me in court. When the incident happened I personally went to his house and ask that he comes to apologize to my project manager which he did but that alone is not enough I want him to do a live video and apologize for his misconduct” he said.
Shatta Wale has subsequently rendered the public apology as seen in video circulating on social media. In the video the Gringo hit maker says “the one in question is my dad, my friend, somebody that I always wanted to meet, it is so unfortunate things had to happen this way. I also want to say sorry to Kennedy (the project engineer) for everything that happened. I believe he will also find a place in his heart to forgive me,”
The Divisional Commander at the East Legon Police Station, Mr Kwame Gyasi has confirmed to Graphic Showbiz that the case has been reported at the police station indicating that Shatta Wale is to report to the police station in 24 hours.
If he fails to do so, he will be arrested, he said.
Source: newswiregh.com with details from Graphic