Following a report by Charter House, organizers of the annual Vodafone Ghana Music Awards, Dancehall artistes, Stonebwoy and Shatta Wale, spent their May 19 night in police custody after they were both invited and later detained by the Accra Police Command.
According to online reports sighted by zionfelix.net, they spent the night in police custody for investigations into the disturbance at the Ghana Music Awards held on Saturday, May 18 continue.
We gathered that as of now no charges have yet been proffered against the top Ghanaian musicians.
In a video we have sighted, Shatta Wale’s father, Mr. Charles Mensah confirmed that his son spent his night in the custody of the police even though he is struggling to understand why it happened.
A commotion started when Stonebwoy was called to receive the award for ‘Reggae/Dancehall Artiste of the Year’ during last Saturday’s Vodafone Ghana Music Awards.
Shatta Wale and his team walked on to the stage with his fans supposedly to congratulate Stonebwoy for the award but the move was interpreted by Stonebwoy’s team as an attempt to revolt.
The confusion that ensued after that clash halted proceedings at the venue for several minutes.
Stonebwoy subsequently apologized officially for the melee.
He noted that his general sense of alertness and security caution had been increased due to several instances in his professional life that revealed that his security arrangements had lapses.
Among other things, he cited the recent incident at Ashaiman where his wife was rushed to hospital after a knife attack during his concert.
“This for me has been quite alarming with regards to my security. Such unfortunate incidents have clearly had an impact on the sense of alertness of my entire team and I,” he said in the statement.
Watch the video of Shatta Wale’s father confirming the arrest below: