Host of Onua TV’s breakfast show, Blessed Godsbrain Smart, also known as Captain Smart, has been accused of defrauding by false pretence and accepting or giving bribes to corrupt a public officer.
This follows a police investigation into an allegation of corruption in which the Roads and Highways Minister, Kwasi Amoako-Atta, was accused of receiving a bribe of ¢25,000.
The allegation was broadcasted on both Net2 TV and Oman FM by Kwaku Annan in August 2021.
The Criminal Investigations Department (CID) of the Ghana Police Service, who took up the matter, exonerated Mr Amoako-Atta.
The police rather cited the suspect, Captain Smart, for the said bribery offences.
Police investigations revealed that Captain Smart extorted the said amount from some taxi drivers and a resident of Achimota Mile 7, apparently to thank the sector minister for preventing a private developer from developing a reserved area meant for road construction, which the taxi drivers used as a taxi rank.
Further investigations indicated that the broadcaster confirmed receiving an amount of GH¢10,000.00 and not GH¢25,000.00.
However, no evidence suggests that the Roads and Highways Minister had knowledge of the money taken from the victims’ by suspect Captain Smart.
The probe also showed no evidence that Captain Smart gave the money to the minister after extorting the GH¢25,000.00 from the victims.
Below is the report chronicling the said transaction: