Private legal practitioner and host of News File show on Joy News, Samson Lardy Anyenini says Shatta Wale could face a maximum of five years in prison or pay a maximum fine of ¢36,000 if found guilty of spreading false news to create fear and panic.
Shatta Wale was arrested Tuesday night by the police after he lied that he was shot by an unknown gun men.
According to a statement released on Ghana Police Service official Facebook page, the dancehall star was arrested to assist in investigation in the alleged shooting incident.
But reacting to the musician’s shooting claims and subsequent arrest, Samson Anyenini said Joy FM Super Morning Show on Wednesday that Shatta Wale might be jailed for five years if he is found guilty of the charge causing fear and panic.
According to him, if it is confirmed that Shatta Wale himself generated the false information, then he is in danger.
“So those who generated, as in his case, he generated the information that was spread and that information is turning out to be false and did it cause some fear and panic? I suppose the jury is out there. And so the one who originated it himself, by the law, should be in trouble,” Mr. Anyenini said.
Meanwhile, some Ghanaian celebrities like Fella Makafui, Medikal, Kwesi Arthur and Ara B have called for the release of Shatta Wale