The police and the National Communication Authority, NCA has arrested Money doubler and spiritualist, Patience Asiedua, popularly known as Nana Agradaa.
Nana Agradaa, known for her moneymaking ritual, â€˜sika gariâ€™, was arrested by a joint team of Police and National Security Intelligence Operatives, in collaboration with the National Communications Authority on Tuesday night.
Two TV channels â€“ Thunder TV and Ice1 TV â€“ that allegedly broadcast money doubling content at Kasoa in the Central Region, were also shut down for operating without licenses.
The team seized two pieces of equipment each used in the alleged illegal transmission from both premises.
This was announced by the Minister for Communications and Digitalisation, Ursula Owusu-Ekuful on her social media page on Wednesday, April 21, 2021.
Information available suggests the TV channels owned by the self-styled traditional priestess have been operating without authorization for years leading to their closure.
The stateâ€™s action follows recent concerns about the broadcasting of inappropriate content in the media space by persons parading themselves as spiritualists
It is on the heels of the gruesome killing of an 11-year-old boy allegedly by two teenagers for money ritual purposes.
Below is the Ministerâ€™s full post:
â€œAt about 2200hrs on 20/04/2021, a joint team of Police and National Security Intelligence Operatives, in collaboration with the National Communications Authority, stormed the premises of two satellite television stations, namely, Thunder TV and Ice1 TV, who were illegally transmitting without licenses, at Kasoa in the Central Region
The team arrested the offenders among which included the owner of Thunder TV, Patience Asiedua, popularly known as Nana Agradaa, and seized two (2) pieces of equipment each used in the illegal transmission from both premises. Nana Agradaa advertises her â€œSika Gariâ€ 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 has led to the 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 Ghanaâ€™s airwaves.â€