The Ghana Police Service confirmed the arrest on their official Facebook page on Tuesday, October 19, 2021, and they assure Ghanaians to share details of the events as it unfolds.
The arrest is in connection with the alleged fake gun attack on him as purported on social media following a prophecy by a preacher who said he will be shot on Monday, October 18.
Meanwhile, the police in an update have said Nana Dope and one Gangee have been arrested for spreading what they describe as false news.
The post by the police read:
Two in Police Custody for Spreading False Information in Connection with Alleged Gunshot Attack on Shatta Wale
The Police have today, 19th October, 2021, arrested Kojo Owusu Koranteng, also known as Nana Dope and Eric Venator, alias Gangee, for allegedly spreading false information with the intention to cause fear and panic.
The arrest of the suspects is in response to the alleged circulation of false claims on the alleged gunshot attack on Shatta Wale.
Preliminary investigations by the Police reveal the widely reported gunshot attack on Shatta Wale yesterday Monday, 18th October, 2021 was a hoax.
Shatta Wale and one other person popularly referred to as ‘Deportee’ are currently being pursued for their possible involvement and knowledge of the circulation of false information with the intention to cause fear and panic.
No one will be spared if Police investigations point to their possible criminal culpability in this matter.
We want to caution any individual or group to desist from making false claims and engaging in acts, capable of disturbing the peace of the country because the law will come after you.