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Shatta Wale could be jailed 3 years if convicted – Lawyer

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Dancehall artiste, Shatta Wale, could be sentenced to a three-year maximum jail term if convicted by a court of competent jurisdiction.

He may, however, be cautioned or fined and released if the judge is to pronounce a more lenient punishment for him on the charges brought against him by the police.

A private legal practitioner, Yaw Oppong, made this known on Citi TV’s Point of View on Wednesday.

He indicated that the charges of publication of false news and causing fear and panic brought against Shatta Wale and two of his associates is a misdemeanour which attracts more lenient sanctions as compared to a felony.

“This is a misdemeanour… A felony is a very serious offence and normally the punishment goes beyond 10 years, but a misdemeanour can be a caution and barely up to three years imprisonment. Normally the maximum punishment is about 3 years. It could also be a caution, and it could even be a fine,” Yaw Oppong explained.

Explaining the conditions under which Shatta Wale can be convicted, Yaw Oppong said the laws against the publication of fake news stipulates that the accused person must have first been aware or should have been aware that the information published was false.

Again, the publication put out by the accused person must have caused fear and panic in the public.

“It should cause fear and alarm to the public. The publication must be false and also the person making the publication ought to have known, or had reason to believe, that the statement or rumour or the report is false.”

Shatta Wale is expected to make his first court appearance today, Thursday, October 21, 2021, together with his two associates to answer to the charges levelled against him.

The dancehall artiste was arrested by police on Tuesday night after putting out false claims that he had been shot.

Prior to his arrest on Tuesday, he had in a lengthy Facebook post apologized to his fans and people who had been affected by the prank.

According to him, he orchestrated the shooting prank alone.

He made reference to a prophecy that was made by Bishop Stephen Kwesi Appiah of New Life Kingdom Chapel that he would be shot dead on October 18, 2021.

Meanwhile, Bishop Stephen Kwesi Appiah of New Life Kingdom Chapel who has also been arrested in connection with the fake gunshot claim remains in police custody after court refused to grant him bail on Wednesday.

He has also been charged with causing fear and panic

Source: citinewsroom

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“I am not the best, I am the one” – Sarkodie says

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“The lizard that jumped from the high Iroko tree to the ground said he would praise himself if no one else did.” The quote is from the book f Things Fall Apart by the renowned Nigerian writer Chinua Achebe.

Perhaps riding on the above-mentioned proclamation by the African celebrated novelist, Ghanaian rapper Sarkodie has accordingly blown his own trumpet

That is to say, after so many years in the music industry with hit songs and countless awards, Sarkodie says he is not only the best when it comes to the craft but he is in fact, the one, ceteris paribus!

In a tweet on Sunday, November 28, 2022, Sarkodie wrote “I’m not the best, I’m the one”.

Sarkodie’s claim to be the one has been accepted by “SarkNatives”, but those who have mad love for good music built on thought-provoking lyrics, Sarkodie is not the one as he erroneously envisaged.

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Sad news hits Captain Smart

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Sad news has hit the camp of seasoned Ghanaian broadcaster Captain Smart.

According to what we have gathered, Captain Smart whose real name is Godsbrain Smart has lost his younger sister named Nana Pokuaa.

Captain Smart announced the sad news on his Facebook page on Sunday,28th November 2021.

However, it is not known what caused the demise of Captain Smart’s sister’s demise.

Captain Smart in his post revealed that his deceased sister agreed to look after their mother till she reached 100 years but unfortunately it’s not going to happen now as she is gone.

Captain Smart shared photos of his sister and wrote:

“My Dear lovely sister. I thought we planned to take care of mom till she’s 100 and bury her together. Why have you left all this load to me alone. My heart is broken. Why so soon without a notice. Sister I love you and you will forever remain in my heart till we meet again. Say hello to Granny for me.
OMG just 28. Damirifa Due. Nana Due Due Due”.

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[VIDEO] King Promise brings a fully-packed O2 Arena to a standstill with an energetic performance

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Ghanaian musician, Gregory Bortey Newman who is known as King Promise gave an energetic performance when he brought a fully-packed O2 Arena to a standstill.
The award-winning musician was part of the top artistes who mounted the stage at Wizkid’s concert held in London.

King Promise performed some of his top songs including OH YEAH and CCTV. It was an adorable moment as the crowd sang along to show how he has won their hearts with his songs.

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