The Ghana Police Service last night detained Rival reggae and Dancehall artistes, Stonebwoy and Shatta Wale over the occurrence at the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMAs) held on Saturday, 18 May 2019.
The two artistes, were invited by the police on Sunday afternoon and detained. Sources say the two will be arraigned on Tuesday, 21 May 2019.
The highly anticipated show nearly turned bloody when fans of reggae/dancehall artistes Stonebwoy and Shatta Wale engaged in near-fisticuffs over an award.
The confusion happened when Stonebwoy was announced as the Reggae Dancehall Artiste of the Year.
Shatta Wale and his fans approached the podium to, ostensibly congratulate Stonebwoy, but events turned chaotic resulting in a lot of pushing and shoving – a situation that prompted Stonebwoy to pull out his pistol.
Charterhouse condemns unruly behaviour
Meanwhile Organisers of the Ghana Music Awards, Charterhouse Productions has condemned the behaviour of two top artistes that marred the beauty of the 2019 awards.
A statement released by the events company and signed by Head of Communications, George Quaye, apologised to viewers for what they said was a security breach at the event and said they took exception to the incident.
“As a law abiding corporate citizen, Charterhouse has reported the incidence to the police and have been cooperating with the police to investigate and to ensure that the true facts of what happened would be known and addressed.
“Measures will also be taken in consultation and partnership with Security agencies to ensure enhanced security subsequently,” Charterhouse said in the statement.