Now turned Evangelist Patricia Oduro Koranteng, formerly known as Nana Agradaa has reportedly been convicted by the Accra Circuit Court after pleading guilty to all charges level against her in a trial today.
Nana Agradaa has been convicted to a fine of GHC36,000 and expected to serve three years in jail with hard labor if she defaults in payment of the fine imposed on her by the court.
According to the presiding judge of the case, Emmanuel Essandoh, the operation of a TV station without a license is an offense in accordance with section 110 of the Electronic transaction act 2008, act 772.
Also, the advertisement of her “Sika Gari” scam is contrary to section 137 of the criminal offenses Act, 1960.
The court also declared her guilty of Sika Gari, and if she does not pay a Ghc10,000 fine to the state, she would be sentenced to one year in prison.
Recall, Nana Agradaa was arrested following the numerous operations of her TV stations, namely, Thunder TV and ice1 TV without licenses.
The Minister of Communications, Madam Ursula Owusu narrated the event by saying;
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 RegionThe 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.