He was released after pressure was mounted by Media General Group following a Rambo-style arrest near Kawukudi on Wednesday, October 19.
Captain Smart was picked up while on his way home from work. The NIB operatives are said to have driven past the broadcaster’s car and crossed it with their unlabelled vehicle, in the midst of heavy traffic.
They then whisked him away to an initially unknown location.He was later found at the Interrogation Unit of the Bureau.
He was there and then interrogated in the presence of some senior officials of Media General. He was later released on bail.
It is believed that the arrest on Wednesday is in connection with his comments about the ineffectiveness of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo inthe fight against galamsey so far.
Earlier in the week, the Ministry of Information, in a statement signed by Deputy Minister Fatimatu Abubakar stated the government’s unhappiness with the comments and said the government was issuing a complaint to the National Media Commission (NMC) and may explore the option of legal redress.
Well, addressing the issue this morning on Onua TV, Captain Smart repeatedly said that “THE PRESIDENCY” is part of the illegal mining in Ghana.
According to Captain Smart, he doesn’t understand why the Presidency is bent on taking his life just because he is speaking the truth.
He referred to the NIB officials as fools for treating him like a common criminal.
” The Presidency and the NIB are all cohorts of the Galamsey. Tell Nana Addo I am not afraid of him and I will keep tagging him as bad until the right thing is done.” He stated on Maakye this morning on Onua TV.
Host of morning show, Maakye on Onua FM/TV Blessed Godsbrain Smart, popularly known as Captain Smart, has been released by the National Intelligence Bureau (NIB)