Reggae/dancehall artiste Shatta Wale has finally broken his silence after viral reports that he has been attacked and shot by unknown assailants.
On Monday evening, his personal assistant and a few other people posted on social media that the Shatta Movement boss had been shot and was receiving treatment at a medical facility.
This revelation caused a stir on social media, with many wondering about the state of his health.
But taking to Facebook in the early hours of Tuesday, Shatta Wale born, Charles Nii Armah Mensah Jnr, stated that his life is threatened and is currently on the run.
He noted that, until security agencies in the country step up to address such threats, his whereabouts will remain unknown.
“If my life can be threatened and there is no law to take actions on that, then I guess I will do what is right in the eyes of God.
“This is not the first time I have had these threats in this country am now I am going these emotional trauma alone, My dad has even defended me on radio on this same issue. Why? Why? Ghana? Why? Yes, my life is in danger, and I am on the run till this country shows me there are laws…,” the October 19 post read.
A prophecy regarding the death of the dancehall artiste, who turned 37 on Sunday, resurfaced on social media after portals reported his alleged attack.
In the said video circulating on social sighted by MyJoyOnline.com, Bishop Stephen Akwasi predicted that one Charles, who is well-known in the music industry for his role in the dancehall category, would meet his untimely death.
He likened the predicted tragedy to the demise of South African reggae artiste, Lucky Dube, who was murdered on October 18, 2007.
Reacting to this, the ‘Already’ hitmaker noted that the false prophecy has since gotten him into a mood of violence. He bemoaned what he referred to as the inability of the police to take action on the life-threatening statement.
“This pastor said 18th October Shatta Wale will be shot, and you want to tell me you didn’t see from your cybercrime department, nor did you hear or came across anything like that online?” he quizzed.
He added: “I won’t wait for Ghana police to call my father and tell my father his son got shot this afternoon. I won’t wait for Ghana stupid media houses to spread news to my fans about me being shot because all we wish in this country is for dead people and funerals.”
Shatta Wale further hinted that he might have been subjected to psychological and emotional trauma due to the prophecy. He, therefore, called for the end of such predictions with the hashtag #StopFalseProphesies.
“Psychological, or emotional trauma, is damage or injury to the psyche after living through an extremely frightening or distressing event and may result in challenges in functioning or coping normally after the event,” he lamented.
This development comes after the Police Service indicated that its outfit has commenced investigations into the whereabouts of the dancehall artiste.
“The attention of the Police has been drawn to the widely circulated news on the alleged gunshot-attack on one Charles Nii Armah Mensah popularly known as Shatta Wale.
“On hearing the news, the police have launched an investigation into the matter, including making contacts with some of his close friends and family members, and all of them claim not to have knowledge of his whereabouts or the alleged incident.”
According to the Service, interactions with relatives and friends of Shatta Wale and a visit to his residence were unable to uncover leads regarding his whereabouts.
The Service, however, noted that the search for Shatta Wale continues and urged members of the public to contact the police once they have information about his whereabouts.
Meanwhile, the President of the Shatta movement has rendered an unqualified apology to his father and fans for the unfortunate situation he has subjected them to.
Also, he accused pastors of orchestrating “evil plans” under the guise of prophecies to be regarded as powerful men of God.
“Deportee, am sorry for taking your phone Dope, sorry for taking your phone. To my fans, I am sorry, but I will have to fight this fight alone and get it done ..To my Dad, I say sorry for putting you through stress. Pastors always say things and later plan evil to it, so that me and you will believe they are powerful men of God…Enough is enough. The youths of this country are tired of religiousness, we know God already, and that is that.
Shatta Wale concluded, stating: “If this will make me stop music like how many want me to stop, then so be it because I am tired of the negativity in this country.”