Dancehall artiste Charles Nii Armah Mensah known as Shatta Wale has been sued by his former manager, Mr Lawrence Nana Asiamah Hanson, popularly known as Bullgod, for defamation.
Bulldog’s actions come on the back of the musician’s threat to expose his ex-manager alleged involvement in the death of late artiste manager Fennec Okyere in a social media post on Wednesday, 2 November 2022.
“Bull Dog, since you are bringing out secrets, you will tell Ghanaians what happen to Fenicks (sic) Murder!! And I am not joking about this time!!”
“I am ready to tell the court about what you told me about you and your men and how you planned that foolish act, get ready. This Akufo-Addo won’t give you a murderer (sic) chance to be on our streets!!! Watch how this ends!!! You can’t fight time!!!” Shatta Wale dares.
But in a writ filed at an Accra High Court, Bullgod’s lawyers indicated the statements seek to suggest that the plaintiff planned, effected or had a hand in Mr Okyere’s death. Therefore, he is suing Shatta Wale for defamation.
It added that Shatta Wale’s claims also meant “that the plaintiff is a criminal gangster and a danger to society and ought to be in jail (rather than walk freely in the streets).
They added that Shatta Wale’s claims also meant “that the Plaintiff is a criminal gangster and a danger to society and ought to be in jail (rather than walk freely in the streets).”
Also, “that his (the Defendant’s) claims in the publication are factual, truthful, and must be taken seriously by the public and law enforcement authorities.”
Bulldog is also praying the court to order Shatta Wale to retract his allegations and apologise to him “on all his social media pages or accounts, on seven consecutive days to be vetted and approved by the Plaintiff’s lawyers.”
He is also seeking a perpetual injunction that hinders Shatta Wale from publishing any defamatory comments against him, general damages for defamation, special damages for defamation, punitive damages for malicious publication of falsehood at all costs; and any other orders or remedies that the court may deem fit.