Captain Smart, the host of Onua FM’s morning show, was arrested earlier in the day and released by Nima police on Thursday evening.
Reason why Captain Was Arrested
Captain Smart was arrested, according to the police, for making remarks that were deemed threatening to peace and security.
According to section 2017 of the Criminal Act of 1960, he was admonished for provocative behavior conducive to breaches of the peace (Act 29).
Media General Group Defense Captain
Captain Smart’s bosses, the Media General Group, backed him, claiming that the cops misunderstood his words.
In a statement announcing Captain Smart’s release, it also noted, “We are increasingly concerned about the current trend of arresting Journalists and media practitioners.”
“We are convinced that a careful review of the entire statement made by Captain Smart would reveal that it did not amount to threats to the peace and or stability of the country as claimed by the Ghana Police.”
Captain Smart has courted controversy over the years for being hard on political leaders while speaking about ills in society. He worked with the Multimedia Group and the Angel Broadcasting Network before working for Media General.
In July 2018, he was arrested for carrying a gun at the New Patriotic Party’s national delegates’ conference grounds in Koforidua.
Below is the full statement from Media General Group
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