Dancehall artiste Shatta Wale have denied allegations of assault on a road contractor and his employees working on a stretch of road at Adjirigano in Accra.
The artiste was in the headlines on Monday, after being accused of sending some gangs alleged to be from Nima to assault a road contractor for not extending the road to his office.
In a viral video on social media, an angry-looking Shatta Wale was seen shouting and hurling insults at the contractors who were at post at the time of his arrival with his team on motorbikes.
However, Shatta Wale has come out to state his side of the story.
“On Friday, I went to my office and I realized that there was some construction works on the junction leading to my office. So I asked them who their boss was, and I inquired from him why they didn’t inform us about the roadblock despite the years of uncompleted road works. The following Monday, I was going to my office again, and I realized that this time around, they had blocked the main road to the office.”
“I got out from my car and asked who was in charge because they were putting bitumen on the already tarred road, but some workers said I should not be given attention. But I insisted that I am a citizen and I need to see who was in charge. So I asked them to stop work, so that I see the contractor”, Shatta Wale further explained.
In some the media reports, Shatta Wale is said to have insisted that the project which is located along the American House-Potbelly stretch be included in the project design, but got furious when he was told that his demands cannot be met.
Shatta Wale then stormed the construction site on Monday where he allegedly assaulted the project engineer and some other workers, a claim he has denied.
“If some of them [construction workers] proved stubborn, and they were pushed by my boys, it wasn’t me because I never asked anyone to beat the workers.”