Shatta Wale has arrived at the Ankaful Prison in the Central Region to begin his one-week prison sentence after an Accra Circuit Court denied him bail, starrfm.com.gh reports.
Police officers arrested the well-known musician Thursday night and took him to prison. He is expected to stay for the one week that the court has ordered.
The decision was reached after he pleaded not guilty to the charge of publishing false news that caused fear and panic in the public domain.
Kojo Owusu Koranteng, Shatta’s assistant, Eric Vanetor, a graphic designer, and Iddrisu Yussif, a beautician, who appeared in court with him, were charged with aiding and abetting criminal publication of false news.
All of the defendants pleaded not guilty and were remanded in police custody.