The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of the Ghana Police Service has said it has evidence against journalist Blessed Godsbrain Smart popularly known as Captain Smart for the offences of defrauding by false pretences and accepting or giving bribe to corrupt a public officer.
According to a police report, an investigation has disclosed that one Gifty Twumasi had interest in a parcel of land in front of her property, which taxi drivers at Achimota Mile 7 were using as a terminal.
The drivers and Ms Twumasi knew that parcel of land is a reserve land and, as such, decided to litigate with a private developer when he attempted to develop the property, the CID said.
After several attempts to prevent the developer from developing the land failed, the taxi drivers went to see Captain Smart to assist them.
According to the police report, because Captain Smart is influential and had access to the airwaves, he was able to broadcast the information about the development on the reserved land, which came to the attention of the Minister of Roads and Highways, Mr Kwesi Amoako-Attah, who, in turn, went to stop the project.
Investigations further established that Gifty Twumasi and three taxi drivers; Fred Boamah, Yaw Adu Rockson and Kwabena Anane, went to the residence of Captain Smart to thank him with an amount of GH¢10,000 for his assistance in halting the project.