Captain Smart who was arrested on Thursday, December 2 2021 for statements the police said is millitating against the peace of the country was granted bail yesterday Thursday, December, 9 2021 with a sum of GHS 100,000.00.
The police yesterday Thursday, December, 9 2021, arraigned Captain Smart at Circuit Court 7 on the charges that was made against him that warrant his arrest. Captain Smart pleaded not guilty to the charge of offensive conducive to the breach of peace under Section 207 of the Criminal Offence Act 1960 (Act 29).
Captain Smart was cautioned on the “offence of offensive conduct conducive to breaches of the peace as provided under section 207 of the Criminal Act, 1960 (Act 29).” on Thursday, December, 2 2021.
The Court said Captain Smart can not be kept in the police custody.
The case has been ajourned to January 11, 2022. meanwhile he is to report to the police every Tuesdays and Fridays.
In a statement by Media General found by SkyNet News, “The Media General Group would like to urge the Ghana Police Service and the IGP to exercise restraint in their dealings with journalists legitimately doing their work and dismiss these broad charges so that press freedom would be protected.
“We at Media General shall continue to preach and exercise responsible journalism. However, we would continue to empower our journalists and broadcasters to be fearless, honest and forthright in their professional outlook always,”
It got people talking about it, others said he does not deserve this treatment because he is fighting for the citizens of the country at large. Others also said if so be it then other peoples who has done worse things should also be held accountable for their acts.