Shatta Wale has disclosed that his life is currently in danger and as a result, he is on the run to save his life. This is in response to claims that he was shot on Monday, October 18, 2021.
The dancehall artiste was widely rumored to have been shot at East Legon and sent to an unidentified medical facility for emergency treatment as he was in a critical condition.
Shatta Wale via his official Facebook page said: “Yes, my life is in Danger, and am on the run till this country shows me there are LAWS”.
According to the dancehall artiste, he is facing some psychological trauma which is as a result of the prophecy from an acclaimed prophet. The said prophet had alleged that Shatta Wale will be shot dead on October 18, 2021.
He wrote: “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.
“The statement made by this false prophet has gotten me in a mood of violence since no one in this country cares”.
Disclosing why he is currently on the run, Shatta explained that after the ‘prophecy’ was made, the Police service failed to investigate the “threatening statement”.
“So, the police of this country want to tell me none of them saw those threatening statements online to take Action? 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?
“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 the news to my fans about me being shot because all we wish in this country is for dead people and funerals”.
Shatta Wale further explained that he had to take the bull by the horn and protect himself since there was no one to help him especially the police.
“If my life can be threatened and there is no law to take action 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 and now I am going through these emotional traumas alone. My dad has even defended me on the radio on this same issue. Why? Ghana, why?”
That notwithstanding, the ‘Melissa’ crooner apologized for his actions as he said: “Deportee, I 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 this stress”.
Shatta Wale then ended his statement claiming that some pastors sometimes give prophecies they have already planned on doing, so that, people will believe they are “powerful men of God”. Shatta Wale emphasized that “enough is enough” and that “the youth of this country are tired of religiousness” since they “know God already… that is that”.
“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”.
Meanwhile, the Ghana Police Service is still investigating the issue. A released statement from the Police Service read in parts:
“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.
“A team has visited the house of Shatta Wale and he cannot be found there. Over the last few hours, the Police have searched and continue to look for Shatta Wale at hospitals in Accra. Whilst we continue our investigations, the Police is appealing to the public to provide any information concerning the whereabouts of Shatta Wale”.