Rev.Isaac Owusu Bempah
The Founder and Leader of Glorious Word Power Ministries International, has been remanded into police custody.
Making his first appearance before an Accra Circuit Court on Monday, the popular pastor was charged with offensive conduct conducive to the breach of peace and threat of death.
This comes after the Ghana Police Service, in a statement, announced the arrest of Rev Bempah and three others for issuing threats, brandishing weapons and attacking Police officers on Sunday.
But presenting their case, the accused persons pleaded not guilty to all charges.
Their legal counsel, led by Gary Nimako Marfo, prayed the court for his clients to be granted bail.
However, the Prosecutor, Chief Inspector Dennis Terkpetey, opposed the petition noting that the defendants need to be remanded to facilitate ongoing investigations.
After hearing both arguments, the court presided over by Afia Owusua Appiah, dismissed the application for bail to give the prosecution enough time to investigate the case.
She further explained that the suspects were only arrested yesterday.
Yesterday, videos circulating on social media captured the popular preacher in the company of others at the residence of fetish priestess turned evangelist Nana Agradaa.
In one of the videos, the preacher approaches the camera and explains the reason for the visit.
“Nana Agradaa says she will teach me a lesson so I came here so that she deals with me. When I got there she was home, so I dared her to come down. When I got there she had a gun but my boys ceased it, I told them not to shoot else she would have been dead by now.
She called the police and I explained myself and the commander intervened, I did not go to fight but she threatened me,” he is heard saying in the viral video. Source: MyJoyOnline.com