Infinix renews contract with Shatta Wale after court orders him to return his phone
After standing trial in court over a false news intended to cause fear and panic, dancehall artiste, Shatta Wale has bagged yet another life turning ambassadorial deal with Infinix, a hong-kong based smartphone company.
The company two days ago extended its contract with the musician for him to continue gaining customers for them.
Revealing this on his social media, Shatta Wale known in private life as Nii Armah Mensah shared the photos of the signing of the deal.
He also thanked the company for honouring him once more to be their brand ambassador and pledged to keep turning the fortunes of the company with his mass followers.
“I thank you God #infinix 2022,” the multiple award winning musician added.
Meanwhile, an Accra Circuit Court has ordered the prosecution to hand over mobile phones to Shatta Wale and his accomplices.
The musician who has pleaded not guilty to the charge of the publication of false news, was granted a GH₵100,0000.00 self-recognisance bail, together with his three other accomplices.
It was the contention of Mr Jerry Avenorgbo, counsel for the accused, that his clients mostly depended on their smart mobile phone devices because of their profession, adding that the police’s continuous withholding of the phones negatively affected the survival of the entertainers.
According to their lawyer, the information the police needed for their investigation was all over social media.
Mr Avenorgbo said “going into my clients’ phones meant invading their privacy”, and prayed the court to instruct the prosecution to release the phones.
The court, presided over by Emmanuel Essandoh, therefore granted the request despite the disagreement of the prosecution, led by Inspector Dennis Terkpetey.
Adjourning the case to December 7, the court held that it was not the duty of the defence to help the prosecution carry out its work.
The court said an accused was presumed innocent until proven otherwise, and the phones of accused must be released to suspects, especially when the alleged offences were committed on social media.
The smart phone were taken away from the four accused when they were arrested by the police about three weeks ago for allegedly causing fear and panic through the publication of false news.