Blessed Godsbrain Smart, Morning Show Host of Onua TV/FM is in court again as the State is chasing him for allegedly demanding money from a businessman to “kill a story”.
Captain Smart, as he popularly called was slapped with two counts of extortion with the use of threats when was put before an Accra Circuit Court today Wednesday, 2 February, 2022. Producer of the show, Eric Daniels Dadzie Copperfield, alias GH Boy, who is alleged to have facilitated Captain Smart’s alleged extortion is also being charged with abetment of crime.
The complainant, Ahmed Kwabena Nkrumah, a businessman based in Tema, said Captain Smart demanded ¢100,000 from him to overlook a story of fishy dealings he was allegedly engaged in at the port.
According to a report by citinewsroom.com, though $10,000 was said to have been paid initially, Captain Smart accordingly said the sum was not enough to pacify “elders” and kept calling for the rest of the money to be paid.
Each of them is also to present two sureties, who must be relatives.
The case has been adjourned to March 3, 2022.
Captain Smart hosts ‘Onua Maakye’, a popular weekday political and current affairs program aired on OnuaTV/FM, a subsidiary of Media General, owners of TV3.
He was arrested last year by the police for passing some comments “which could hamper the peace the country was enjoying”, according to a police statement.
SOURCE: DAILY MAIL GH