Money doubler and spiritualist, Patience Asiedua, popularly known as Nana Agradaa, has been slapped with a fine of Ghc36,000 after pleading guilty in court today,16, June 2021.
Nana Agradaa, known for her moneymaking ritual, ‘sika gari’, was arrested by a joint team of Police and National Security Intelligence Operatives, in collaboration with the National Communications Authority earlier this year.
Two TV channels – Thunder TV and Ice1 TV – that allegedly broadcast money doubling content at Kasoa in the Central Region, were also shut down for operating without licenses.
After she was arrested, she was granted a self recognizable bail of GHS 500,000.
Nana Agradaa had earlier on pleaded not guilty to all the charges brought against her but later changed her plea from not guilty to guilty.
She was therefore convicted on her own plea and was sentenced to a fine of 3,000 penalty unit (GHc36,000) on count one to wit operating TV without a license, in default she will serve a three-year jail term in hard labour.
For the offence of Charlatanic advertisement (Sika Gari), the court sentenced her to a fine of GHc10, 000 in default, she will serve a year in prison.
The court said, the sentences are to be served concurrently which means, she will pay the highest fine which is GHc36, 000.