Court decides on Agradaa’s bail variation today

His Honour Samuel Bright Acquah would today decide on the application for variation of bail condition by the embattled Founder of Heaven Way Champion International Ministry, Patricia Asieduaa aka Mama Pat alias Nana Agradaa.

The oral bail application was made by her defence counsel, Paul Abagriga, when she made her fourth appearance in court.

The defence counsel argued that the application for bail variations was necessitated by deliberate delay tactics being played by the police in the bail process.

Due to these delay tactics on the part of the police, despite Agradaa being granted bail still remains in police custody.

Madam Pat was granted bail in the sum of GH¢50,000.00, with three sureties who are civil servants on October 17, 2022, after being denied two consecutive times.

The Prosecuting Officer, Deputy Superintendent of Police  (DSP) Sylvester Asare, opposed the application, saying the police had written to the Controller and Accountant General’ Office to verify whether the pay slips submitted by the sureties were authentic.

DSP Asare assured the court that he would receive a positive response from the Controller’s office.

Nana Agradaa has pleaded not guilty to one count of charlatanic advertisement and six counts of defrauding by false pretence.

Brief Facts

According to the prosecution, the persons allegedly defrauded by Patricia Asieduaa were Yaa Bremah, a Trader from Ahenbubuanu Tafo, Kumasi; Emmanuel Kumi from Zenu Ashaiman; George Boateng from Obuasi; Grace Forson, a Hairdresser from Swedru; Mary Arthur, a Farmer from Takoradi, and Patricia Ankamah, a trader from Sunyani.

He said Nana Agradaa, Founder of Heaven Way Champion International Ministry at Weija, was reported to have, on October 5, 2022, advertised and invited on Today’s Television and other social media platforms that she is able to double any amount of money an individual gives her.

Thus, the accused, per the said advert invited members of the public to attend all-night service at her church for the alleged money doubling, for which the complainants and over one thousand others attended the said all night service and handed over sums of monies to her.

He added that the police commenced investigations into the matter and arrested the accused on October 9, 2022. During interrogations she admitted to the story of the complainants.

Additionally, it was established by investigations that pursuant to the said adverts by the accused on social media, the complainants came from far and near to attend the all-night service to get their monies doubled.

The accused successfully demanded and received huge sums of monies from members of the public who attended the said all-night service.


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