Mrs. Ursula Owusu Ekuful, the minister of communication, has confirmed the arrest of popular fetish priestess Patricia Asieduwaa, also known as Nana Agradaa.
Ursula explained the details of her arrest on her Facebook page.
According to her, a joint team of Police and National Security Intelligence Operatives, in collaboration with the National Communications Authority, stormed her premises around 2200hrs on 20/04/2021 to make the arrest.
“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 airwaves.” She wrote.
Nana Agradaa’s arrest comes after the death of a 10-year-old boy who was murdered in cold blood by two teenagers in Kasoa, Accra, and state security has decided to intervene to prevent a recurrence.
A police investigation into the two teenagers revealed that they were inspired to do so after seeing it on television.
This police revelation sparked widespread public outrage, with calls for the appropriate authorities to crack down on these stations, which openly promote spiritualism, money doubling, and money rituals.