Owner of Thunder Tv and Ice Tv stations, Patience Asiedua, popularly known as Nana Agradaa has been granted GHc500,000 self-recognizance bail by an Accra Circuit Court after she was arrested for illegally transmitting without licenses, at Kasoa in the Central Region.
As part of her bail conditions, the court presided over by Mr. Emmanuel Essandor said she is also expected to deposit her passport at the registry of the court.
The self-acclaimed spiritualist was granted bail after she pleaded not guilty to charges when she was arraigned on Thursday, April 22, 2021. She is to reappear on May 12, 2021.
The National Security Intelligence Operatives, Police in collaboration with the National Communications Authority on Wednesday, April 21, stormed the premises of two satellite television stations, namely, Thunder TV and Ice1 TV, who were illegally broadcasting without licenses.
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.