The Criminal Investigation Department was called to investigate a robbery which happened to drag Angel FM’s radio presenter Captain Godsbrain Smart, as a victim.
According to the report, the robbers left a note, drawing his attention that their attack on him is as a result of him supporting the ruling New Patriotic Party.
“ Captain Smart, keep supporting NPP. This is just the start and the beginning. We will come back.”
As the Criminal Investigation Department are working on the crime, Appiah Stadium in an interview complained about the negative presentation of some radio presenters speaking of the NDC party when presenting their analysis on their show. Appiah, exposing Smart, stated Smart took a 4×4 Landcruiser from John Mahama.
Host of Angel 102.9FM’s Morning Show, Blessed Godsbrain Smart widely known as Captain Smart has been robbed by armed robbers on Sunday dawn.
The thieves raided the Tantra Hills residence of the media personality and took away the exterior driving mirrors of his three Toyota four-wheel drive.
According to reports, the robbers also did away with all the windshield guards of his 2 Toyota Land Cruiser, Land Cruiser Prado parked in his compound.
Captain Smart reported to the Mile 7 Police and according to police investigation, six driving mirrors of all the three vehicles were stolen.
A handwritten note was fixed on the Prado vehicle with registration GR 9111 – 16 read “Captain Smart keep supporting NPP. This is just the start and the beginning. We will come back”.
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Television and radio presenter Afia Pokua popularly known as Vim Lady has disclosed how disappointed she is in the authorities of Ghana Journalists Association after failing to react to her death threats and other journalists after the elections.
A few days ago, Afia Pokua revealed on her TV Show the series of attacks and death threats she and other media personalities have received after the Electoral Commission declared the official results of the just-ended presidential elections.
In a social media post she wrote; “The way politicians are threatening media people, we should not be surprised if we wake up to news that a journalist has been KILLED or maimed in the coming weeks,” she wrote.
She further explained that media persons have no control over the outcome of elections; a fact which politicians are aware of yet overlook and mislead their followers into believing otherwise.
“Both NDC and NPP know journalists have NO CONTROL over election results but only report what is COUNTED at the polling stations and collation centers in the presence of their PARTY AGENTS but they still lie to their followers that the media has stolen results.
“Why must journalists be the target of attack every election while those who contest sleep? This profession is not worth OUR LIVES…,” she concluded.
In a new Facebook post, the Head of Programs at the Despite Media Group has revealed how the Ghana Association of Journalists has surprised her to the core and she will never choose journalism as a profession if she dies and come back.
She wrote; “Ghana journalists Association you have surprised me to core If I die and come back, I will NEVER return as journalist! Allah”
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Ghana’s Information Minister, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah has reacted to the recent death threats and attacks on journalists after this year’s presidential and parliamentary elections.
A number of journalists in the country have reported series of attacks and death threats they have received after Electoral Commission(EC) declared H.E Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo as the President-elect in the just-ended general elections.
Freelance investigative journalist, Manasseh Azure a few days ago revealed that he has been receiving death threats after he published an article on the outcome of the 2020 elections. Popular broadcaster Afia Pokua aka Vim Lady also disclosed how some unknown assailants who were on an assassination mission were arrested at the premises of their workplace.
Earlier today, news broke that the host of Angel 102.2 FM’s Morning Show, Captain Smart has also been robbed by armed robbers in his mansion who left a note that read; “ Captain Smart keep supporting NPP. This is just the start and the beginning. We will come back”.
Mr. Oppong reacting to the attacks charges the security agencies to unmask the identities of the culprits, arrest and prosecute them as soon as possible.
He took to his official Facebook page and wrote;
A number of journalists have reported threats and at least one (1) robbery in the aftermath of the 2020 elections.
It has been suggested that these threats are associated with their work as journalists.
It is of critical importance that our security agencies get to the bottom of these complaints and use all the legitimate means at their disposal to unmask the identities of the culprits – whatever their motives – and arrest and prosecute them with speed.
Ghana’s enviable reputation as a protector of journalists’ rights and freedoms must be preserved.
Manasseh Awuni, Captain Smart, Afia Pokua et al, my thoughts are with you.