The man, who gave his name as Rashid Abu, told DAILY GUIDE that Shatta Wale beat him up in the presence of his (Shatta’s) manager, Lawrence Nana Asiamah Hanson, a.k.a. Bull Dog, and some ‘macho men’ over an amount of GH₵150 the musician owed him.
Attempts to speak to Bull Dog or the controversial musician were unsuccessful as their lines were not active. Text messages sent to Bull Dog’s phones also did not elicit response before press time.
Shatta Wale, known in real life as Charles Nii Armah Mensah Jnr, and his purported hoodlums allegedly picked the pretext that he was going to pay GH₵150 he owed the young man at his East Lego residence.
“He came to pick up some outfits worth GH₵150 from my shop five months ago but refused to pay. After some time, when I called he refused to answer. I called him on Sunday; he even told me that he was not going to pay me my money. Later, he came to my ‘Blow Money Fast’ boutique at Adabraka in the company of some ‘macho men’ and Bull Dog. He asked that I join him in his car so that he pays me my money,” Rashid Abu stated.
He asserted that he was reluctant to go but after pleadings by Bull Dog, he entered the car, adding that Shatta Wale drove him all the way from Adabraka to his house and later forced him to kneel down and apologise for calling to demand for his money.
According to the young business man – who is believed to be in his 30s – Shatta Wale gave him several slaps with a bundle of GH₵50 notes while Bull Dog looked on.
“When we got to his house, the ‘macho men’ opened the gates and once we got in, Shatta Wale asked me to kneel down and he began slapping me with a bundle of GH₵ 50. I tried to defend myself but his thugs warned me to stop, else they would kill me right there. Bull Dog even told me to do what Shatta would tell me, else I would be severely beaten up,” he narrated.
Rashid told this paper that Shatta gave him the bundle of the GH₵50 notes he used in slapping him and instructed him to pull his money out of it.
The victim has since reported the incident at the Central Police Station in Accra. He was prepared to purse the assault case in court, he told DAILY GUIDE.