The Nima Divisional Police Command of the Ghana Police Service Thursday, 2 December 2021, arrested Blessed Godsbrain Smart popularly known as “Captain Smart”, the host of Onua TV/FM morning show in Accra.
In a statement, the police say Smart was arrested following some unsavoury pronouncements that hinge on peace and security.
A separate statement from the National Media Commission (NMC) said Captain Smart called for “insurrection against the state of Ghana and its institutions” in a recent broadcast on Accra-based Onua FM.
Captain Smart 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), according to a statement from the Ghana Police Service.
The Police said he is in their custody assisting with the investigations.
It is unclear if Captain Smart’s recent comments will lead to sanctions from his employers, given that he was recently employed by Onua TV/FM, after resigning from Angel TV days after a suspension.