Captain Smart arrested by NIB operatives

Morning show host of Onua TV/FM, a subsidiary of Media General Blessed Godsbrain Smart, popularly known as Captain Smart, has been picked up by operatives of the National Intelligence Bureau (NIB).

The media personality was picked up late Wednesday, October 19, 2022.

It is unclear the reason behind his arrest.

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But it will be recalled that the broadcaster has been in the news for comments he made recently, accusing the President, Nana Akufo-Addo of being complicit in illegal mining in Ghana.

The Ministry of Information, in a statement thereafter, refuted the claims and said that the government was issuing a complaint to the National Media Commission (NMC) and may explore the option of legal redress.

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Last week, government said Captain Smart, could face a lawsuit over claims President Akufo-Addo is involved in illegal mining.

The government in a statement said the claims made by Mr. Smart, popularly known as Captain Smart, in a published video, will be referred to the National Media Commission.

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“It is, however, imperative to note that the aforementioned action is without prejudice to government’s right to seek legal action against Mr. Smart, Onua TV and Media General,” the statement noted.


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