Monday, November 3, 2014

After the controversial Ghanaian musician, Shatta Wale, allegedly assaulted him in the presence of his manager, Lawrence Nana Asiamah Hanson, aka Bull Dog, at his East Legon residence, the victim, Rashid Abu, says he has been living in fear and is scared his life is in danger.


According to the young man, he has fled his residence at Dansoman in Accra because of the fear that Shatta Wale and his ‘macho men’ would come and assault him.


“Right now, I am afraid. I can’t even sleep in my house at Dansoman because Shatta Wale knows where I stay. I’m scared he and his thugs will come after me and assault me again,” Rashid told NEWS-ONE.


Shatta Wale, known in real life as Charles Nii Armah Mensah Jnr., and his purported hoodlums allegedly picked Rashid from his shop at Adabraka  on Sunday afternoon to his (Shatta Wale’s) East Legon residence under the pretext that he(Shatta Wale) was going to pay an amount of GH¢150 he owed the young man.


“Shatta Wale came to pick up some outfits worth GH¢150 from my shop five months ago but refused to pay. After some time, when I called he refused to answer. I called him on Sunday, he picked it and started insulting me. He even told me that he was not going to pay me my money. Later, he came to my ‘Blow Money Fast’ boutique at Adabraka in the company of some ‘macho men’ and Bull Dog. He asked that I join him in his car so that he pays me my money,” Rashid Abu stated.


Rashid recounted that as Shatta Wale was slapping him with a bundle of GH¢50, Bull Dog asked him to beg the artiste to avoid further assault.


“In the heat of the slaps, Shatta asked me to beg him and I refused but Bull Dog told me to do what his artiste wanted so that I will be free.  Shatta Wale knows me very well so does his manager Bull Dog…,” he added.


Attempts to speak to Bull Dog or the controversial musician were unsuccessful as their lines were not active. Text messages sent to Bull Dog’s phones also did not elicit response before press time.


The victim has since reported the incident at the Central Police Station in Accra.


Shatta Wale was recently in the news for publishing on his social media page, some four videos of himself making derogatory and insulting statements against Charter House.


The musician also hurled insults at his colleague musicians, workers of Charter House and owners of the company. A portion of the video has even been said to border on threats.


Charter House, a private company with expertise in events management and production, later sued him for defamation.


They are demanding GH¢10 million as damages for the defamatory comments made in the four videos that the artiste had uploaded on the social media.


At the first hearing, the court granted an order restraining Shatta Wale from making further defamatory remarks about Charter House.


Shatta Wale is now begging for an out-of-court settlement of the case and has formally written to lawyers of Charter House to that effect.


The case has been adjourned to November 2, 2014.

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