The Nima Divisional Police Command today, Thursday, December 2, 2021, arrested Blessed Godsbrain Smart, popularly known as “Captain Smart”, host of Onua TV/FM morning show in Accra.
According to the police, he was arrested following some unsavoury pronouncements that hinge on peace and security.
In a video, he incited the soldiers to take over parliament because of the back and forth chaos in the house over the 2022 budget.
He also described the President of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo as ‘419’ for wanting to tax Ghanaians 1.75% on electronic transactions, especially mobile money.
In a statement, the police said Captain Smart had been cautioned on offensive conduct conducive to breaches of the peace as provided under section 207 of the Criminal Act, 1960 (Act 29).
The police noted that he is presently in custody assisting the investigations.
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In other news: Chaos in Parliament over budget approval (Video)
There was Chaos in parliament on Wednesday, December 1, 2021 after First Deputy Speaker, Joseph Osei-Wusu ruled in favour of the NPP following Minority’s motion to set aside Tuesday’s 2022 budget approval.
The 2022 budget statement was on Friday rejected by the country’s Parliament after a heated debate.
The rejection was made possible after all 137 Minority Members of Parliament (MPs) voted against the motion on Friday while members of the Majority Caucus had abandoned their seats in protest against alleged bias on the part of the Speaker of Parliament Prior to the crucial voting, the Speaker had called for a head count to establish if the House had form a quorum in order to proceed.
A quorum was formed per the Speaker’s judgement even though members of the Majority caucus had staged a walkout.
All members of the Minority Caucus proceeded to reject the 2022 budget when the question on the motion for the approval of the budget was put out.
But on Tuesday, the budget was approved by the Majority in the absence of the Minority.
While in parliament to make further deliberations on the 2022 budget, the Minority suggested that the budget’s approval be reversed.
But the First Deputy Speaker overruled the motion by the Minority Leader to reverse the approval of the budget leading to attempts by some Minority MPs to snatch the Mace, which is the symbol of authority in Parliament.
Ghana| Atinkonline.com| Porcia Oforiwaa Ofori
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