Convener for Fixing the Country Movement, Mr. Ernest Kofi Owusu Bempah has petitioned the Roads and Highways Minister, Mr Kwasi Amoako-Attah to take action against Broadcaster Blessed Godsbrain Smart aka Captain Smart for using his [Minister] name to extort money from the public.
He said Captain Smart, a host of the Morning show on Onua Fm/TV allegedly used the name of the minister to dupe one Gifty Adwoa Twumasi, a resident of Achimota Mile 7 an amount of Ghc25,000 in an attempt to help her get back her land which has been snatched.
According to Mr Owusu Bempah, the actions of Captain Smart is unlawful.
“I’m personally initiating the process with this petition in order not for the unsuspecting public to fall prey to the dubious tendencies of Captain Smart, and for him not to escape from investigative scrutiny,” he stated in the petition.
Mr Bempah indicated that in March 2017 thereabout, Captain Smart engaged in aggravated identity theft by claiming to be a close confidant of the Roads Minister.
According to him, Captain Smart represented the Minister in a matter that needed exchange of cash for a service.
He added that Madam Gifty Adwoa Twumasi, a native of Akyem Aprade who needed an action against some persons intruding on a portion of land around Achimota Mile 7.
Mr Bempah intimated that under the pretense of claiming proximity to the Roads Minister, Captain Smart told his victim that the matter could be cleared up if she would settle the Roads Minister with an amount of Ghc25,000.
“Out of desperation and wanting immediate action on the blocked road in front of her property, Madam GIFTY ADWOA TWUMASI wasted no time in paying the quoted amount, and Captain Smart has since blacklisted this poor woman after collecting the cash,” he noted.