Popular dancehall artiste, Shatta Wale, nearly marred a meeting the Inspector General of Police, Dr. George Akuffo Dampare organised for players in the creative industry on Wednesday, November 10, 2021.
Wale was angry because he claimed he was prevented from filming the proceedings, although he claimed he had seen his peers doing so freely with their mobile phones.
The meeting, hosted at the police headquarters in Accra, was held to discuss show business and security-related issues after Shatta Wale and Medikal were arrested on separate occasions for violating the law.
In a video that has gone viral, Shatta Wale is seen bitterly complaining about being unfairly treated by police officers at the meeting.
While yelling, the musician attempted to walk out of the premises but was subsequently rebuked by police chiefs and escorted out of the auditorium.
Prior to being called to order, Shatta made a lot of noise at the Police Headquarter, saying: “I’ve come here, and I’m sitting down; people are taking out their phones. Me alone [when] I took out my phone, some policemen wanted to stop me”.
Shatta Wale was remanded at the Ankaful Prison for allegedly publishing false information about an assassination attempt at his residence.
He was later granted a GH¢100,000 self-recognisance bail, alongside three others, after appearing before a court in Accra.
The host of Onua FM’s Breakfast Show (Maakye), Captain Smart, has apologized to Former President John Dramani Mahama for all the false allegations that were levelled against him some years ago in the name of propaganda.
He said the 2020 National Democratic Congress (NDC) flagbearer should forgive him for all the previous corruption allegations he(Captain Smart) levelled against him while in office. That he was corrupt and had houses/ bank accounts in the United Arab Emirates we
According to him, he personally travelled to Dubai to investigate and search of the said houses and foreign banks account, adding that he did not find even a single room to the former president’s name, meaning his checks also proved negative.
He emphasised that, he was speaking today in the interest of standing for the truth and exonerating the former president despite not being a member of the opposition National Democratic Congress, NDC.
“There is no love without forgiveness, and there is no forgiveness without love. “Forgiveness says you are given another chance to make a new beginning”.
Speaking on Utv’s United Showbiz Nana Aba revealed that; she had no idea of who Abena korkor was back then. “I reached out with regards to the TV station scandal, because I felt she was talking too much”.
According to Nana Aba, she wanted to start a Mental health initiative with Abena korkor. “I felt she would be the best person for this mental health advocacy campaign since she publicly disclosed her mental status as (bipolar)”, not just on TV but go to schools, visit communities and call on the UN because mental health is not taken seriously in Ghana. I wanted to change the narrative, people associated her name to only sex…she said.
“My prayers go out to the families and all those impacted by what happened at Astroworld Festival,” Scott wrote. “Houston PD has my total support as they continue to look into the tragic loss of life. I am committed to working together with the Houston community to heal and support the families in need. Thank you to Houston PD, Fire Department and NGR Park for their immediate response and support. Love all.”
Video from the event shows medics performing CPR on multiple people in the crowd, as 17 people were transported to local hospitals and 11 of them were reported to be in cardiac arrest.
TMZ reports that a person involved with the event told the publication that “someone in the crowd went crazy and began injecting people with some sort of drug, which caused panic and then a surge,” and that one of those who died was a 10-year-old.
People began to rush toward the stage around 9:15 p.m. CT, according to Houston Fire Chief Sam Peña, and some passed out before the Houston Police Department declared a mass casualty incident.
“The crowd for whatever reason began to push and surge towards the front of the stage, which caused the people in the front to be compressed – they were unable to escape that situation,” Peña said, adding that authorities are investigating “what caused, one, the issue of the crowd surge, and two, what prevented people from being able to escape that situation.”
Statement from Astroworld Festival regarding the deaths and several Injures has been released.
“Our hearts are with the Astroworld Festival family tonight—especially those we lost and their loved ones.
We are focused on supporting local officials however we can. With that in mind the festival will no longer be held on Saturday.
As authorities mentioned in their press conference earlier, they are looking into the series of cardiac arrests that took place. If you have any relevant information on this, please reach out to @HoustonPolice.
Approximately 50,000 were in attendance at Astroworld. Over 300 people were treated at the on-site field hospital at the event throughout the day. The Houston fire department had 55 units that responded to the mass casualty event in addition to what Astroworld already had on-site.
Thank you to our partners at the Houston Police Department, Fire Department, and NRG Park for their response and support,” the statement reads.
Finner said 367 police officers and 241 security officers were already assigned to Astroworld before the incident occurred. He confirms the Houston Police Department is treating the deaths and injuries at Astroworld Festival as an investigation.
Astroworld Festival is officially canceled for day two. Live Nation, the festival’s organizers, is reportedly working with police to let them view video to help determine what happened.
Families of victims are encouraged to call the numbers provided by the Houston Office of Emergency Management.
“If you have not been able to contact your loved one who attended #ASTROWORLDFest please call 832-393-2991 or 832-393-2990,” reads a tweet provided by the Houston OEM.
Early Saturday morning (Nov. 6), Fire Chief Samuel Pena, Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo and Houston Police Chief Troy Finner confirmed during a press conference the deaths and injuries at the Astroworld Festival at NRG Park on Friday night (Nov. 5). Around 9:15 p.m., the crowd started to compress toward the front of the stage, according to Pena. Medics were performing CPR on victims once they started to fall out from the crowd. When police realized there was a mass casualty event happening around 9:30 p.m., police spoke with the promoters and Live Nation, the festival’s organizers, to stop the show early, to which Travis Scott complied.
Twenty-three people were transported to area hospitals, with 17 of them hospitalized after the incident. Eleven of those victims were in cardiac arrest during transport. A victim as young as 10 years old was taken to the hospital.
“This is an ongoing investigation,” Fire Chief Samuel Pena said. “Chief Finner will provide that information. But we want to give you some preliminary facts of what we know at this moment. We know that we had at least eight confirmed fatalities tonight and we had scores of individuals that were injured at this event. We had attendance of approximately 50,000 to the Travis Scott Astroworld Festival event. What we do know is that at approximately 9 o’clock, 9:15 p.m., the crowd began to compress toward the front of the stage. And that caused some panic and it started causing some injuries. People began to fall out, become unconscious and it created additional panic.”
I think it’s very important that none of us speculate,” Houston Police Chief Troy Finner continued. “Nobody has all the answers tonight. I want to thank Live Nation, I want to thank NRG, HFD, our frontline police officers. Nobody has had the opportunity to review any video, and Live Nation has told us that they will allow us to view video. I want to say this because there’s a lotta rumors going around. And if you don’t have the facts, if you don’t have evidence, I’m not gonna speak against that…”
My job as the Chief of Police is to make sure that we find out what happened,” Finner added. “We will treat it as an investigation because we don’t know. I have investigators out here on the scene. I’m sending investigators to the hospitals because we just don’t know, and we will find out. So, pray for these families. I think that that’s very important. Everybody in our city pray for these families and, and we gon’ get through it, but we’re gonna do an investigation and find out because it’s not fair to the producers, to anybody else involved until we determine what happened, what caused the surge. We don’t know, but we will find out, and is there anything criminal? We’ve heard rumors of people injecting some people with drugs, so, I want to check all that out.”
Big Brother Naija finalist, Dorathy Bachor celebratedher birthday in a lavish unique party themed after ‘Squid Game‘, a Netflix’s Korean TV series.
The reality TV star was spotted in photos/ video where she is dressed in the outfit of Squid Game’s killer doll. She cajoled her guest into dressing in the numbered squid game player costumes. Ex housemate’s, her friends and family including top celebrities (SquidGamePlayer’s) were challenged to in-house games just as portrayed in the movie series.
Dorathy shared a few fun photos via her Instagram page, captioned: “I had too much fun yesterday and I can only say that 26 is about to be the best year of my life.
“I can’t wait to share all the pictures and videos from my cute themed birthday party. For now, let me go and count the money they sprayed me. Rent payment is next week.”
Dorathy had endless fun as the likes of Mercy Eke, Uti Nwachukwu and Prince made cash rain on her.