Just like the internet predicted, Shatta Wale has come out gun blazing at his critics who are calling for his head over the infamous Hajia4Reall’s case.
This online portal previously reported that Ghanaian social media influencer Mona Faiz Montrage, popularly known as Hajia4Reall has been extradited from the United Kingdom to the US for allegedly swindling over $2 million from older, single American men and women in a twisted lonely hearts scam, federal prosecutors said Monday.
Mona Faiz Montrage, 30, of Accra, Ghana, appeared in Manhattan federal court days ago for her alleged involvement in a series of romance schemes targeting older people who lived alone, prosecutors said.
She pleaded not guilty to the charges and is set to be released in the coming days on a $500,000 bond with GPS tracking via an ankle monitor, her lawyer confirmed to The Post.
Montrage — who had around 3.4 million Instagram followers of her page Hajia4Reall at one point — from at least 2013 through 2019 was involved with a group of con artists from West Africa who assumed fake identities to trick people into thinking they were in relationships with them using emails, texts and social media messages, the feds said.
The scammers would then get the victims to transfer money to them under false pretences — such as to help move gold to the US from overseas, to resolve bogus FBI investigations and payments to help fake US Army officers in Afghanistan, court papers allege.
Montrage, in one case, allegedly duped a victim into sending her $89,000 through 82 wire transfers on the pretext of helping her father’s farm in Ghana, the court documents claim.
She tricked the person into believing the pair were married by sending them a tribal marriage certificate after a series of phone conversations using her real identity, the filing alleges.
Montrage also received money from several others who were swindled by scammers in her network, prosecutors allege.
In total, Montrage netted $2 million in funds the group ripped off from victims to bank accounts she had in the Bronx and elsewhere, including one opened in the name of 4Reall Designs, a supposed clothing company.
Days after reports concerning his bestie Hajia4Reall’s arrest over a romance scam dominated social and mainstream media, Shatta Wale has burst out with all the venom in his veins by unleashing his customary savagery online aimed at those calling for his arrest.
According to Shatta Wale, authorities at the Kotoka International Airpot should check into drug smuggling activities involving Ghanaian artistes travelling outside the country while responding to the trending topic for the first time.
In this new development, during a Facebook Live video, the leader of the “Shatta Movement” fiercely denied any involvement in fraudulent activities and expressed his irritation at being connected to such accusations.
He questioned his motivation for engaging in such illicit activity and claimed that influential Ghanaians were anxiously awaiting his arrest due to his notoriety.
“As they have arrested Hajia 4Reall, some stup*d people in this country have been inciting the FBI to arrest Shatta Wale. Your mother, your father, your mother again, your father again,” he said
Additionally, Shatta Wale said that the Kotoka International Airport was aware of and keeping an eye on the drug smuggling activities of various Ghanaian musicians and entertainers. He claimed that the airport officials were aware of the unlawful activities of several Ghanaian artists who were smuggling drugs out of the nation.
“Once upon a time, I was told there are Ghanaian artists who smuggle cocaine outside the country and the airport monitors them. The airport knows, go and ask them how many artists travel with cocaine that they’re aware of,” he revealed.