A popular money-doubling priestess and spiritualist, Patience Asiedu, known in the media circles as Nana Agradaa, has been arrested by joint security operatives.
She was arrested in a special operation carried out by a joint team of Police and National Security Intelligence operatives in Accra on Tuesday evening, April 21, 2021.
The exercise was carried out in collaboration with the National Communications Authority.
Two television stations – Thunder TV and Ice 1 TV located in the same premises in the Weija Constituency that allegedly broadcast money doubling content were also shut down for operating without licenses.
The team also seized two pieces of equipment each used in the illegal transmission of the money doubling content.
Thunder TV is owned by the priestess and spiritualist, Nana Agradaa.
Minister of Communications and Digitalization, Hon. Ursula Owusu-Ekuful confirmed the arrest on her social media page on Wednesday, April 21, 2021.
She said the exercise being carried out by the security operatives is meant to rid country’s air waves of money doubling and other dubious activities.
“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 reputations of others. As such, efforts are underway to rid the system of this canker and reduce overcrowding on Ghana’s air waves”, she noted in her post.
Below is the post by the Minister of Communications on her Facebook page
At 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) 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.