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Ghana Police arrest talk host Captain Smart over his ‘unsavoury’ radio commentary

Radio and television talk host Blessed Godsbrain Smart, popularly known as Captain Smart has been arrested by the police for what the police say was “unsavoury pronouncements”.
He was arrested Thursday by the Nima Divisional Police Command and is in police custody assisting with investigations into the said “unsavoury pronouncements”.

A police statement signed and issued by the Accra Regional Police Public Affairs Officer, DSP Juliana Obeng said Captain Smart has been cautioned on the offence of offensive conduct conducive to breaches of the peace as provided under section 207 of the Criminal Act, 1990 (Act 29).

“He is presently in police custody assisting the investigations”, the statement added.

Meanwhile the National Media Commission (NMC) has condemned Captain Smart.

“This, by all standards, crosses the line of robust and critical broadcasting and transforms your radio station into a megaphone of war,” a letter signed by the Executive Secretary of the NMC, Mr George Sarpong to the Chief Executive Officer of Onua FM, said.

According to the NMC, part of the station’s broadcast raised concern for the peace and security of the country in a manner that demanded immediate regulatory action.

“We are particularly concerned about a recent broadcast in which “Captain Smart” calls for insurrection against the state of Ghana and its institutions.

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