Prosecutors in the case involving dancehall artistes, Stonebwoy and Shatta Wale have told the court that they will present four witnesses to testify against them.
Though the names of the witnesses were not mentioned, it is expected that their testimonies will corroborate the evidence to be presented by the prosecution in the case.
Shatta Wale is facing a charge of offensive conduct conducive to breach of peace while Stonebwoy is on trial for offensive conduct conducive to breach of peace as well as display of fire arm in public without permission.
The trial follows disturbances that ensued between the two artistes at this year’s VGMA where Stonebwoy was seen holding a gun after Shatta Wale together with some of his fans approached the stage while Stonebwoy was about receiving his award for dancehall artiste of the year.
The two are to reappear in court on 15th July 2019.
Shatta Wale and Stonebwoy are two of the most talented and most supported artistes in the country.
While their rivalry had been limited to fan arguments about which artiste was better, personal attacks had definitely heightened the tensions between the two and their fans.
Shatta Wale has been accused of mocking Stonebwoy’s limp in the past, while Stonebwoy had asserted that Shatta would be shot if he lived in Jamaica.
Things came to a head at the VGMAs when Shatta Wale and his team approached the stage when Stonebwoy was receiving his award for Best Reggae/Dancehall Artiste.
This sparked a confrontation between the two sides with videos later showing the Ashaiman-based singer brandishing a firearm.
Both Shatta and Stonebwoy have faced public criticism for their roles in the incident, and were arrested before being granted bail of GHc50,000 each.
Their situations worsened when they were suspended indefinitely from the VGMAs and ordered to return the three awards they picked up between them on the night.