Captain Smart, the host of Onua TV/FM’s morning show was arrested on Thursday 2 December over his alleged unsavoury pronouncements bothering on peace and security
The Kaneshie District Court has adjourned the case involving Onua TV presenter Blessed Godsbrain Smart, popularly known as Captain Smart to 20 December.
It comes after a delay in hearing the case today (8 December) forcing the court to agree on a later date with his Lawyer Martin Kpebu.
Lawyer for Captain Smart told the Citi News that he is yet to see the charge sheet of his client.
Kpebu says he believes every citizen is entitled to free speech adding that there was nothing wrong with what Captain Smart said to warrant his prosecution by the police.
The Nima Divisional Police Command of the Ghana Police Service arrested Blessed Godsbrain Smart, popularly known as “Captain Smart”, the host of Onua TV/FM’s morning show in Accra, on Thursday 2 December 2021.
In a statement, the police said Smart was arrested after certain unsavoury pronouncements that hinge on peace and security.
Read the statement in full below:
Meanwhile, the National Media Commission (NMC) has described Captain Smart’s actions as unprofessional and inciteful.
In a letter to Onua FM, the NMC said “we are particularly concerned about a recent broadcast in which Captain Smart calls for insurrection against the state of Ghana and its institutions.”
“This, by all standards, crosses the line of robust and critical broadcasting and transforms your radio station into a megaphone of war,” the NMC statement said.