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Entertainment of Friday, 20 September 2019

Source: Myjoyonline.com

State should drop case against Shatta Wale, I – Stonebwoy

Dancehall artiste Stonebwoy has called on the state to drop its suit against Shatta Wale and himself.

According to him, Shatta Wale and himself have demonstrated that they have risen above the fracas that occurred at the 20th edition of the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards.

“We have lived by example,” he told Andy Dosty in an interview on Daybreak Hitz on Hitz FM Friday, urging that the government should look at the issue again and let the case go.

“We are still hoping that the government would issue a Nolle prosequi by the Attorney-General because we have led by example to be honest.”

He pleaded with the government to drop the case “so we can continue our work…unifying the masses,” and they do not want such a dent on their names.

Stonebwoy and Shatta Wale have pleaded not guilty to charges of Offensive Conduct to Breaches of the Peace.

Stonebwoy, born Livingstone Etse Satekla, also pleaded not guilty to an additional charge of Display of a Weapon in a Public Place without permission.

Shatta Wale and Stonebwoy were arrested by the police over a brawl that erupted between their camps at the 2019 edition of Vodafone Ghana Music Awards.

Pandemonium broke out shortly after Stonebwoy was announced the winner of ‘Reggae/Dancehall Artiste of the Year when Shatta Wale and his team were seen going towards the stage, their intentions unclear.

Asked if he was disappointed that the police ‘arrested’ him, Stonebwoy responded that, “I wasn’t disappointed,” that he was invited by the police because the law had to take its course.

The Adjabeng Magistrate Court, presided over by Mr Isaac Addo, has fixed October 9, 2019, to commence the trial in the case.