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, yesterday.
The team, according to the Minister of Communications, Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, 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 is noted for advertising 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 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 Ghana’s airwaves,” she wrote.
This comes after discussions on the need to sanitise the media landscape gained current following the killing of a ten-year-old boy by two teenagers.
The teenagers claimed they were influenced by watching a traditional priest on television to kill the boy for rituals.