Controversial dancehall artiste, Shatta Wale, reportedly walked out on the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Dr. George Akuffo Dampare on Wednesday after he complained of being victimized during a meeting that the IGP was having players in the creative arts industry.
Shatta whose real name is Charles Nii Armah Mensah became angry after he was disallowed from recording the meeting at the Police Headquarters which is a security zone.
According to reports, the artiste who was recently arrested for staging his own robbery was nearly arrested over the petulant misbehavior but a number of his colleagues in the meeting pleaded for him to be forgiven.
And when he was forgiven, he stormed out of the meeting full of anger for not being allowed to record with his expensive phone camera at the Police Headquarters.
The meeting with the creative arts industry player is part of a series of meetings that the current IGP has been holding with practitioners in various sectors of the country.
Dr. Akuffo-Dampare, nicknamed ‘the people’s IGP’ has been holding these meetings as part of moves to bring policing close to the people and engender a sense of partnership with citizens as far as policing is concerned.
Previous meetings with other significant stakeholders including the clergy had mostly been smooth, unlike the latest one with the creative arts industry.
Shatta Wale is notorious for his erratic behavior, leading to a long streak of controversies, including one where he threatened to burn down churches; his public altercation with fellow dance hall act, Stonebwoy in which a gun was drawn. He had recently been involved in a violent confrontation with a road contractor who had been fixing the road in front of his [Shatta Wale’s] house.
His latest act of truancy was the staging of his own robbery. Unfortunately for him, he undertook the misadventure under the leadership of IGP Akuffo-Dampare and found himself in the grips of the Police.