Anthony Moses Davis, better known as Beenie Man, a popular Jamaican dancehall artiste, was arrested a few days ago by Ghanaian authorities for allegedly evading COVID-19 quarantine.
Beenie Man tested positive for the virus upon arrival at Kotoka International Airport last week, prompting health officials to place him in mandatory quarantine at the AH Hotel in East Legon.
The artiste, however, reportedly escaped from the hotel and appeared on a number of media platforms before performing at the Bhim Concert, which was organized by Ghanaian Dancehall artiste, Stonebwoy.
According to the Ghana Immigration Service, the artiste was detained by Immigration officials at the airport after the concert when he returned for his passport.
According to the Ghana Immigration Service, he has been released to officials from the Ghana Health Service and his lawyers.
He is accused of producing a forged clearance certificate from the Ghana Health Service, which has sparked an investigation by Ghanaian security officials.
Beenie Man performed at the show alongside other well-known Ghanaian artists such as Samini, Kwaw Kese, Mzvee, and Empress Gifty.
This comes just a few days after the Ghana Health Service issued a warning to event organizers and the public to strictly follow coronavirus protocols, especially since health centres around the world have begun reporting high rates of Omicron virus infections.