Court remands Owusu Bempah into police custody
The leader and founder of Glorious Word and Power Ministry, Rev Isaac Owusu Bempah, together with four of his church members, have been refused bail by an Accra Circuit Court.
Owusu Bempah and the other accused persons are before the court for allegedly driving to the front of Madam Patricia Oduro Koranteng’s house (Nana Agradaa) to threaten her.
The court presided by Mrs. Afia Owusua Appiah remanding the accused persons into lawful custody yesterday said the decision was to allow the police ample time to conduct an investigation into the case and that the accused persons should reappear before it on September 20, 2021.
The court held that the police had arrested the accused persons just the previous day and that it was necessary that the “Man of God” and other accused persons are kept in the police custody to afford the law enforcement agency more time to do their work.
The brief facts presented before the court by the prosecuting officer, Chief Inspector Simon Terkpetey, indicated that the “Man of God”, together with about 40 macho men stormed the complainant, now Evangelist Mama Patricia’s house and threatened to beat and kill her.
The prosecutor continued that Patricia called the police to lodge a complaint, after which Rev. Owusu Bempa was invited to the police station, but declined to honour the invitation.
The police then proceeded to A1 (first accused) church premises to effect his arrest, but some of the church members responded by attacking the peace officers.
Hitherto, counsel for the accused persons, Mr Gary Nimako Marfo, prayed the court to grand Rev Owusu Bempah and the others bail, arguing that they are innocent until proven guilty.
He based his application on the grounds that his clients would not abscond if granted bail and are ready to appear before the court to defend themselves.
However, C/Ins Terkpetey opposed the bail application and urged the court to remand them into police custody, since the investigation was still ongoingShare on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Pinterest