The Criminal Investigations Department, CID, of the Ghana Police Service, has made known its report between the Roads and Highways, Kwasi Amoako-Atta and journalist Blessed Godsbrain Smart popularly known as Captain Smart.
The report cleared Mr. Amoako-Atta and rather accused journalist Captain Smart of offences of defrauding by false pretenses and giving bribe to corrupt a public officer.
Captain Smart according to police investigations, extorted an amount of GHS25,000 from some taxi drivers and a resident of Achimota Mile 7 ostensibly to thank the sector minister, for preventing a private developer from developing a reserved area meant for road construction, which the taxi drivers used as a taxi rank.
“Investigation also revealed that in January 2019, Kwasi Amoako-Attah visited the reserved land at Achimota Mile 7 due to agitation by some taxi drivers concerning a private developer and halted the developer from work. Investigation disclosed that somewhere in 2018, Mr Amoako-Attah participated in a radio discussion hosted by Captain Smart and through that the suspect became close to the minister”.
“Captain smart took advantage and subsequently visited the offices of the minister at the ministries and parliament but could not meet the minister in any of his visit,” the report stated.
The CID noted that its investigation could not adduce evidence that Mr Amoako-Attah had knowledge of the money taken from the victim by Captain Smart.
“Again, there is no evidence to suggest that Captain Smart after extorting the GHS25,000 from the victims gave same to Mr Amaoako-Attah,” the report further added.