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A popular Ghanaian artist who said he had gone on the run over fears of his safety has turned himself in, police say.

Two other people have also been arrested for “spreading false information” over an alleged gun attack on Shatta Wale.

“He has been arrested to assist the police in investigations for his alleged involvement in the creation and circulation of information intended to cause fear and panic,” police said on the musician’s arrest.

Police announced the arrests on Tuesday hours after the musician had himself posted a statement on Facebook saying his “life is in danger”.

Shatta Wale, whose real name is Charles Nii Armah Mensah, had linked his going “on the run” to what he called a “false prophet”.

A Ghanaian pastor last month appeared to make a prophecy on a local radio station that Shatta Wale would be killed, according to news site GhanaWeb.

The musician’s collaboration with Beyoncé on her Lion King album expanded his fan base in Africa and in diaspora communities around the world.

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