Charterhouse sues Shatta Wale for GHC 10 Million...

[Written By: Kojo Akoto Boateng]

Musician Shatta Wale has been hit by a lawsuit brought against him by events company Charterhouse.

Charterhouse is suing the musician for defamation and is seeking damages of ten million Ghana cedis.

The controversial musician and self-acclaimed Dancehall King, Charles Nii Armah Mensah Jnr. aka Shatta Wale descended heavily on Charterhouse a couple of weeks ago in a series of videos released online.

The suit, sighted by some sections of the media, numbered APB/2015 and dated 2nd October 2014, also has as plaintiff the CEO of the company Mr. Iyiola Ayoade.

The two plaintiffs, Charterhouse and Mr. Ayoade, are praying the Fast Track Division of the Accra High Court to declare that the musician defamed them in the series of videos.

The Plaintiffs are also seeking "an unqualified apology and retraction of each of the four separate videos with the approval by the Plaintiffs prior to the recording and uploading" to his Facebook page and to remain on his page for one month within a week of the judgment.

The third relief sought by the Plaintiffs is for Shatta Wale to send the four videos in which he renders apologies to the Plaintiffs to "all media houses and online publications that have aired the defamatory videos complained of and ensure that same and/or published at his own expense" within a week of the judgment.

The Plaintiffs again seek the court for an "order of perpetual injunction retraining the Defendant, his agents, hirelings, manager(s), privies and assigns or any person through him and howsoever described from making and/or repeating the defamatory statements or similar statements in the nature of the ones complained in the video recordings."

Shatta Wale accused Charterhouse of being corrupt and foolish in the videos. In his usual no holds barred approach, Shatta Wale addressed the owners of the outfit and warned them to stop denying musicians from other regions of Ghana the needed recognition.

The series of videos was not the first time Shatta Wale had publicly insulted Charterhouse. He descended heavily on them after the 2013 edition of the Ghana Music Awards, where he lost out on the Dancehall Artiste of the Year award to Kaakie.

Manager of Shatta Wale, Lawrence Asiamah Hanson, revealed in an interview last week that Shatta Wale will not apologize for his insulting rants and is ready to defend his artiste in court if Charterhouse chooses to pursue legal action against him.

PRO of Charterhouse, George Quaye, earlier said his outfit had no intention of taking Shatta Wale to court for his utterances because it is not the first time the 'Dancehall King' hitmaker is accusing them with no facts.

Shatta Wale and his management are yet to react to the latest development.

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