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Shatta Wale fined ¢2k after pleading guilty to publication of false news

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Dancehall artiste, Charles Nii Armah Mensah aka Shatta Wale has been fined Ghc2,000 by the Accra Circuit Court for falsely claiming he was dead in October last year.

Dancehall artiste, Shatta Wale has been convicted by an Accra High Court after he pleaded guilty to the publication of false news.

The Court presided over by His Worship Emmanuel Essandoh delivered a non-custodial sentence and fined the musician an amount of GH¢2,000.

If Shatta Wale fails to pay the fine, he will be liable to spend three months in jail.

The musician, born Charles Nii Armah Mensah, pleaded to the false publications charges on Wednesday, June 29.

This was after he had fabricated a story claiming he had been attacked and shot by some unknown individuals – but it turned out to be a hoax.

He was charged with the publication of fake news, together with some accomplices. They initially denied the charge.

Shatta Wale was sent to court after his arrest.

Wale had earlier pleaded not guilty to the offence but changed his plea today with his lawyers urging the court to have mercy on him and give him a lenient sentence.

Mr Avenogbor said that they later pleaded with the court for mitigation, especially since the musician was a first-time offender who had shown remorse.

He noted that they were happy the mitigation was good enough to land Shatta Wale a non-custodial sentence.

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DAVID KOSI AMAVIE popularly known as Lamar is known for his diverse content creativity and also a professional poet writer,philanthropist,digital journalist & also has keen interest in trending and comprehensive news around the globe.

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