Shatta Wale arrested for obstructing traffic with a motor convoy

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Dancehall artiste Shatta Wale, known in real life as Charles Nii Armah

Mensah Jnr, was Monday arrested by the police for driving with a

convoy and obstructing traffic.

According to the police, the 'Dancehall King' hit singer claimed he

was late for a flight to Italy so he had to use the convoy to get to

the airport early.

Supt. Yaw Tetegah, Airport Police Commander who confirmed the arrest

in an interview with Myjoyonline.com stated that Shatta Wale was

arrested around the Shangri-La traffic light at about 4:30 pm.

He narrated that the artiste was driving with a "number of motorbikes

leading him pushing all other vehicles aside and his reason was that

he was about to fly and he is late. He is going to take his belongings

and then get back to the airport so he was forcing his way through the

traffic being led by a number of motorbikes."

A Police officer from the Police Headquarters "got him arrested" after

witnessing the obstruction he had caused.

Supt. Yaw Tetegah said he could not determine the number of motorbikes

involved in the incident but they sped off as soon as they saw the


Asked whether Shatta Wale was charged for the incident, he disclosed

that the 2014 Ghana Music Awards Artiste of the Year winner was "taken

to the Police Charge Office, his particulars were taken and he was

given a warning letter."

He said after the warning the dancehall artiste was allowed to go.


Kofi Oppong Kyekyeku

I am a Ghanaian Broadcast Journalist/Writer who has an interest in General News, Sports, Entertainment, Health, Lifestyle and many more.

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