A self-declared evangelist, Patience Asiedua, has been passed a fine of GH¢46,000 for operating tv channels without certification and showing what the court considers to be ‘charlatanic material.’
Nana Agradaa as she weel known was sentenced by an Accra Circuit Court conducted over by Emmanuel Essandoh. It is stated that Nana Agradaa pleaded guilty and was convicted on her own plea.
Agradaa in line with court documents was fined GH¢36,000 for running TV without appropriate document from the government. Failure to pay the stated amount will see her spend 3 years in jail with hard labour.
She was additionally fined GH¢10,000 for the show of charlatanic materials on live tv. A default in fee will see her spend another year in jail.
The jail sentences will run simultaneously as per the report.
Popular Nana Agradaa was arrested on April 22 by a joint group of police and national security operatives who invaded and closedown her tv stations.
Agradaa was charged with offences of charlatanic show contrary to section 137 of the Criminal Offences Act, 1960.
She was charged under section 110 of the Electronic Transaction Act 2008, Act 772.
On April 22, Agradaa pleaded not guilty to the charges and was given a GH¢500,000 self-recognizance bail.
Agradaa rejected her ‘gods’ and notified her change to Christianity, taking the name ‘vangelist’ Patience Asiedu.