Bulldog cries: ‘My lord, put [a] perpetual injunction on Shatta Wale’

The feud between Charles Nii Armah Mensah, popularly known Shatta Wale or Bandana, and his former Manager, Lawrence Nana Asiamah Hanson, alias Bulldog, has taken a new twist.

Bulldog (plaintiff) has sued Shatta Wale (defendant) for alleged defamatory statements made about him, to the effect that he had a hand in hip-hop star Kwawkese’s late Manager, Fennec Okyere’s death.

According to the writ of summons filed on November 7, 2022, Shatta Wale allegedly made the categorical statement on his Facebook page on the second of this month.

The writ quoted Shatta Wale thus: “Bull Dog since u r bringing out secrets. You will tell Ghanaians. What happen to Fennec Murder! And I am not joking about this time!! lam ready to tell the court about what you told me about you end your men and how planned that foolish ect get ready. This Akuffo addo won’t give you a murder chance to be on our streets!!! Watch how this ends!!! You can’t Sight time lif (sic).”

As a result, Bulldog is praying the court to order his former client to retract and render an unreserved apology to him.

Bulldog further wants the court to make a declaration that the statements made by Shatta Wale against him amounted to defamation and were malicious.

Bulldog also wants the court to place a perpetual injunction on Shatta Wale to restrict him, his agents, and workmen from publishing or further publishing the said defamatory words against him.

As part of the declaration being sought, Bulldog further wants general damages for defamation, punitive damages for malicious publication of falsehood, cost and any other order or damages that the court may deem fit against Shatta Wale.

Meanwhile, it said: “The Plaintiff has managed the Defendant or his music and entertainment career for an aggregate of about 5 years. First, from about the year 2013 to about the year 2015 (a period within which the Defendant rose from a station of an obscure provincial musician to the station of a musician of global fame and stardom); and then, again, from about the year 2018 to about the year 2021 under the Zylofon Media arrangement.”

But, sometime in 2021, the Plaintiff, for many reasons, ended his professional relationship with the Defendant, leading to a strain on their personal relationship as well.

It gave a background to the case that in 2014, while the Plaintiff was still Shatta Wale’s Manager, the police arrested and investigated the former in respect of the murder of Fennec Okyere, alias FENICKS, but was discharged by the trial court.

The writ claims that the statement of the defendant suggested that Bulldog was a criminal gangster and a danger to society and ought to be in jail rather than being a free man.

The defendant further claimed that the statements he has put in the public domain were factual, truthful, and must be taken seriously by the public and law enforcement authorities.

Hitherto, the writ said the statements by Shatta Wale were false.


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