A special operation by security operatives in Ghana has led to the arrest of one Patience Asiedua, a popular money-doubler and spiritualist operating in the capital Accra.
Known in media circles as Nana Agradaa, the moneymaking ritualist was arrested by a joint team of Police and National Security Intelligence Operatives, in collaboration with the National Communications Authority on Tuesday night.
Two TV channels – Thunder TV and Ice1 TV – that allegedly broadcast money doubling content at Kasoa in the Central Region, were also shut down for operating without licences
The team seized two pieces of equipment each used in the illegal transmission from both premises.
The country’s Minister for Communications and Digitalisation, Ursual Owusu-Ekuful confirmed the development on her social media page on Wednesday, April 21, 2021.
The development comes on the back of the murder of a 10-year-old boy by suspected teenagers at Kasoa in the Central Region. They were said to have used remains of the victim for money rituals.
Below is her full post:
At about 2200hrs on 20/04/2021, a joint team of Police and National Security Intelligence Operatives, in collaboration with the National Communications Authority, stormed the premises of two satellite television stations, namely, Thunder TV and Ice1 TV, who were illegally transmitting without licenses, at Kasoa in the Central Region
The team arrested the offenders among which included the owner of Thunder TV, Patience Asiedua, popularly known as Nana Agradaa and seized two (2) equipment each used in the illegal transmission from both premises. Nana Agradaa advertises her “Sika Gari” on her TV station, which she claims is her personal god that multiplies money with some rituals she makes. She has hence admitted to this illegality and is currently in custody assisting with further investigations.
The influx of unregulated television stations on air have led to promotion of certain content which may affect public order, public morality and the rights and reputation of others. As such, efforts are underway to rid the system of this canker and reduce overcrowding on Ghana’s air waves.
Source: Daily Mail GH