Charterhouse sues Shatta Wale, demands GH¢10m in damages
The events company, Charterhouse has sued Shatta Wale for defamation at the Accra High Court and seeking damages of GH¢10million
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 writ is dated 2nd October 2014.
The two plaintiffs, Charterhouse and its CEO. Iyiola Ayoade are praying the Fast Track Division of the Accra High Court to declare that the musician defamed them in the series of videos.
They are therefore 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.
Again the plaintiffs was 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 are also seeking for an “order of perpetual injunction restraining the defendant, his agents, 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.