Bullgod sues Shatta Wale for defamation

Lawrence Nana Asiamah Hanson, popularly known as Bulldog has sued dancehall artiste Shatta Wale for defamation over his alleged involvement in the death of Fennec Okyere.

Shatta Wale in a social media post on Wednesday, November 2, indicated that Bullgod knew something about former artiste manager Fennec Okyere’s murder which led to an interrogation with the police.

In writ filed by Bullgod at the Accra High Court said that the statement made by Shatta movement boss suggested that he planned and has a hand in the murder of Fennec Okyere.

They added that the defendant’s claims also meant “that the Plaintiff is a criminal gangster and a danger to society and ought to be in jail (rather than walk freely in the streets).”

The writ also points out some other statements Shatta Wale has made which is defamatory including the claim that Bullgod said the former President John Mahama had allegedly asked him (Bullgod) to get him gunmen to do a job for him.
The lawyers indicated in the writ that this meant that the Plaintiff (Bullgod) “engages in illicit gun violence, contract-killing and other crimes”.

Bulldog is therefore seeking “general damages for defamation, special damages for defamation, punitive damages for malicious publication of falsehood against the plaintiff, cost, and any other orders or remedies that the Court may deem fit.”

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