Radio/TV presenter, Captain Smart was detained yesterday by National Security after Accra Circuit Court 6 granted him bail.

The Onua TV/FM is in court facing charges of extortion and abetment to extortion. He pleaded not guilty to the two charges when he appeared before the Court.

This compelled the Court to grant him bail for investigation to continue but shortly after his bail, he was detained by National Security despite meeting bail conditions.

When top management of Media General, the mother company of Onua TV and Onua FM, visited the secretariat to visit him, he was nowhere to be found.

National Communications Director of NDC, Lawyer Sammy Gyamfi has reacted and according to him, Nana Addo-led administration penchant for oppressing and suppressing persons including journalists is disgraceful.

He wrote;

Yesterday, Captain Smart was arraigned before Circuit Court 6 In Accra, by National Security Operatives and the Ghana Police service on some trumped-up charges. The Court in its wisdom granted Captain Smart bail. And he and his lawyers satisfied all the bail conditions yesterday.

Sadly but unsurprisingly, the autocratic and despotic Akufo-Addo regime has refused to release Captain Smart from Police Custody. Captain was detained yesterday by the National Security. As we speak his location is unknown to his lawyers, family and Employer.

This government’s penchant for oppressing and suppressing persons critical of them including journalists is disgraceful and sickening. When will this tyranny stop? #ReleaseCaptainSmartNow