Shatta Wale video: CID probes police officer for arrests
The Criminal Investigations Department (CID) of the Ghana Police Service is investigating Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) K. Azalekor, for arresting three people in connection with a video in which he engaged in an altercation with Dancehall Artiste, Shatta Wale.
ASP Azalekor of the National Patrol Department (NPD), Accra Region, last Friday arrested one Maame Afua and sent her to the Legon Police Station.
In a video that has gone viral, the self-acclaimed Dancehall King is captured engaging in a hot exchange of words with a policeman at East Legon.
The police officer is seen ordering the artiste and his friends to get into their cars and follow him to the police station.
Shatta Wale, after unsuccessful attempts to persuade the policeman to let him and his friends go, flared up, raining words on the police officer for dealing with a public figure like him in such a manner.
Investigations by The Finder indicate that the senior police officer made a report that on Thursday at about 15:20pm, while on patrol with his team, he had an encounter with Shatta Wale, a popular musician at Mempeasem, near Trinity Theological Seminary, Legon.
According to him, during the encounter, the suspect, Maame Afua, assisted by the daughter of her madam, who is currently on the run, took a video of what transpired at the scene and circulated same on social media.
ASP Azalekor, in his report, said he arrested Maame Afua to inform police for further action.
When contacted, Maame Afua told The Finder that around 3:00pm last Thursday, the policeman stopped a car with a number plate as Shatta 2.
According to her, ASP Azalekor sat in Shatta Wale’s car for a while and alighted.
She explained that, minutes later, Shatta Wale came to the scene with his Range Rover and parked it in the middle of the road.
She said discussions between the musician and the police officer turned into heated exchanges, and Shatta Wale drove off and was soon followed by the Shatta 2 car and the police vehicle.
Maame Afua explained that the heated exchanges drew her attention, adding that she came out of a hairdressing salon where she works to witness the altercation between the musician and the peace officer.
According to her, the police officer returned to the scene of the incident the following day to show her a video.
Source: The Finder