Radio show host, Captain Smart is yet to meet the bail condition set by the Circuit Court on Wednesday (2 February) in the sum of GHC50, 000 with two sureties who must be directly related to him.
Sources familiar with the development told Asaase Radio that the police will therefore keep him in their custody until he is able to meet the bail condition.
The self-styled “no-nonsense” radio host and Eric Daniels Dadzie Copperfield, also known as Ghana Boy, have been charged with two counts of extortion and one count of abetment.
This follows a complaint filed by a Tema based businessman, Ahmed Kwabena Nkrumah.The charges are contrary to (Extortion) section 151(1) of the Criminal and Other Offences Act, 1960 (ACT 29) and (Abetment) section 20(1) of the Criminal and Other Offences Act, 1960 (ACT 29).
According to the charge sheet filed by the police, the complainant, Ahmed Kwabena Nkrumah, says Captain Smart and Eric Daniels Dadzie Copperfield by means of threat, extorted US$10,000.00 and GHC50,000.00 from him.
When the case was called in court, the charges of the accused persons were read to them to which they pleaded not guilty. Detective Inspector Fred Sarpong, on behalf of the State, read the facts of the case in open court.
Martin Kpebu, the lawyer for the accused persons, applied for self-recognisance bail for his clients.He argued that the said amount given to Captain Smart by the complainant was a gift and they will prove same during the trial.He added that Smart is an anti-corruption campaigner.
The charges preferred against him are because of his fight against corruption and he will prove same during the trial.
The Circuit Court Judge, K.K. Obiri-Yeboah, in his ruling, disregarded the argument of the prosecution and granted the accused persons bail in the sum of GHC50,000.00 with two sureties who must be related to the accused persons.
“Case is adjourned to the 3 March 2022”, Judge, K.K Obiri-Yeboah ruled.