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Agradaa fined GHS46,000 for operating illegal TV station

Agradaa fined GHS46,000 for operating illegal TV station

Patience Asiedua, also known as Nana Agradaa, was convicted by an Accra Circuit Court after pleading guilty in court.

Nana Agradaa was convicted and sentenced to a GHS36,000 fine for operating a television station without a license, and a GHS10,000 fine for “charlatanic advertisement” by a court presided over by Justice Emmanuel Essandor.

The self-proclaimed spiritualist, now an evangelist, changed her plea after pleading not guilty to charges of operating a TV station without authorization in violation of Section 110 of the Electronic Transaction Act 2008, Act 772, and Charlatanic advertisement (Sika Gari) in violation of Section 137 of the Criminal Offences Act, 1960.

The sentences must run simultaneously.

Nana Agradaa was arrested by police and National Security intelligence operatives working with the National Communications Authority (NCA) in April 2021 at the premises of her satellite television station, Thunder TV, one of two stations the NCA accused her of operating illegally and without authorization.

Also read: Nana Agradaa arrested and two TV stations shut down

The security operatives who carried out the operation recovered two pieces of equipment used for illegal transmission from the station’s premises.

She was later granted bail on April 22, 2021.

The action against Nana Agradaa stems from recent concerns about people posing as spiritualists broadcasting inappropriate content in the media.

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