[ STATEMENT ] “We had no option than to arrest him” – CPL speaks on Black Sherif’s arrest

Cruise People Limited, the company behind the arrest of popular Ghanaian musician Black Sherif has released a statement explaining the circumstances of his arrest.

The statement said that Cruise People Limited had engaged Black Sherif to perform at the second edition of its musical cruise, Afro Cruise Jam, on August 19, 2023, in Greece.

The first edition of the cruise, held last year, featured Grammy-award-winning artist Gramps Morgan and Abrantie Amakye Dede.

According to the statement, the company had agreed to pay Black Sherif $40,000 to perform at the cruise where an initial payment of $20,000 was made to him and was supposed to record a video confirming his participation at the event.

However, the 21-year-old artiste, real name Mohammed Ismail Sherif failed to honour his commitment to record the video. They added that their lawyers even wrote to the management of the musician requesting for reason for the action as far back in May but no response.

The reigning Artiste of the Year, Black Sherif was arrested at the Kotoka International Airport (KIA) on the evening of July 19, 2023 by Cruise People Limited with the help of Criminal Investigations Department (CID).

Read the statement below.

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