January 23, 2022

Popular broadcaster, Captain Smart arrested over unsavoury comment on radio

The Nima Divisional Police Command today has arrested a popular broadcaster, Blessed Godsbrain Smart, popularly known as “Captain Smart”, host of Onua TV/FM morning show in Accra.

His arrest, according to the police, follows some unsavoury pronouncements that hinge on peace and security.

Captain Smart in a video incited the soldiers to take over parliament because of the back and forth chaos in the house over the 2022 budget.

He also described Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo as ‘419’ for wanting to tax Ghanaians 1.75% on electronic transactions, especially mobile money.

Captain Smart, according to a statement from the police, has been cautioned on the offence of offensive conduct conducive to breaches of the peace as provided under section 2017 of the Criminal Act, 1960 (Act 29).

Meanwhile, the National Media Commission, NMC, has expressed disappointment in what it refers to as unprofessionalism on the part of managers of Onua TV/FM following its broadcast of some unsavoury pronouncements that hinge on peace and security.

The NMC in a statement issued on Thursday, December 2, 2021, said “on the morning show on Onua FM/TV, Captain Smart was heard allegedly inciting the Ghana Armed Forces against Members of Parliament and also calling on them to stage an uprising.”

“Where we have reached, we require an uprising with positive defiance. I am even shocked at Ghana’s soldiers. You can enter Parliament when MPs are being sworn in, but when MPs are fooling, you can’t enter Parliament. Everybody is quiet in this country,” he said.

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