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The Law Will Not Spare You: Spreading Of False Information Lands Shatta's Two Friends In Trouble.

Section 208 (1) of the Criminal Code of 1960 (Act 29) states that, “any person who publishes or reproduces any statement, rumour or report which is likely to cause fear and alarm to the public or disturb the public peace, knowing or having reason to believe that the statement, rumour or report is false is guilty of a misdemeanour.”

With respect to this section of the law, the Ghana Police Service has arrested two culprits who led in the spread of false information about alleged shooting of the dancehall, Shatta Wale.

According to the Ghana Police Service, they have today, 19th October, 2021, held in custody Kojo Owusu Koranteng, also known as Nana Dope and Eric Venator, alias Gangee, for allegedly spreading false information with the intention to cause fear and panic.

Preliminary investigations by the Police reveal the widely reported gunshot attack on Shatta Wale yesterday Monday, 18th October, 2021 was a deliberate joke.

Shatta Wale and one other person popularly referred to as ‘Deportee’ who are im their hideouts are currently being pursued for their possible involvement and knowledge of the circulation of false information with the intention of creating fear and panic. 

No one will be spared if Police investigations point to their possible criminal culpability in this matter, the statement read.

The general public is hereby cautioned to desist from making false claims and engaging in acts capable of disturbing the peace of mind of beloved citizens in the country.

According to the police, the law will come after you.

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