Beenie Man, a popular Jamaican dancehall artiste, has been arrested by Ghanaian authorities for allegedly evading the quarantine regulations for the COVID-19 epidemic.
According to Citi News, Beenie Man tested positive for the virus on the day he arrived at the Kotoka International Airport last week and had to undergo a mandatory quarantine at the AH Hotel in East Legon by health officials.
However, the artiste reportedly escaped from the hotel and appeared on a number of media platforms before performing at the Bhim Concert organised by Ghanaian Dancehall artiste, Stonebwoy.
Checks revealed that the artiste was detained by Immigration officials at the airport when he returned for his passport after the concert.
According to the Ghana Immigration Service, he has currently been released to the Ghana Health Service officials and his lawyers.
He is alleged to have produced a fake clearance certificate from the Ghana Health Service, which has become a subject of investigations by Ghanaian security officials.
Beenie Man also performed at the show alongside other high profile artistes from Ghana including Samini, Kwaw Kese, MzVee and Empress Gifty.
This comes a few days after the Ghana Health Service issued a statement to event organizers and the general public to adhere strictly to the coronavirus protocols, especially at a time when health centres have started recording high rates of Omicron virus infections across the world.