Captain Smart charged with 2 counts of extortion; granted ¢50k bail

An Accra Circuit Court 6 on Wednesday, February 2 charged Broadcaster Blessed Godsbrain Smart, popularly known as Captain Smart, with two counts of alleged extortion with the use of threat.

The two charges, according to the prosecution, are in relation to December 23, 2021, and January 12, 2022 incidents where he allegedly extorted $10,000 and ¢50,000 from one Ahmed Kwabena Nkrumah, a businessman based in Tema.

The Broadcaster is being charged together with one Eric Daniels Dadzie Copperfield alias Gh Boy who is an alleged accomplice in the extortion and has been charged with abetment of crime.

The Court presided over by His Honour, K.K. Obiri-Yeboah granted bail to a tune of ¢50,000 each and two sureties after both pleaded not guilty to the charges.

The two sureties must be family members or relatives.

Counsel for the accused persons was Martin Kpebu while the prosecution was led by Detective Inspector Frederick Sarpong.

The case has been adjourned to March 3, 2022.

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