Prophet Owusu Bempa arrested again over new charges
The General Overseer of the Glorious Word Power Ministry International, Rev. Isaac Owusu Bempah and 6 others have been dished with 11 new counts of criminal offences in his unending melee with Evangelist Patricia Oduro Koranteng, formerly known as Nana Agrada.
The others are Mensah Ofori, a pastor with the church, Bright Berchie, a member of the church, Kwabena Nyarko alias Matata, also a pastor with the church, Nana Acheampong, a movie producer, Nana Brown, a blogger and Kwame Amoh, a journalist.
The seven accused persons have however pleaded not guilty to the charges against them.
They have been released on bail in the sum of GH¢100,000 each, with two sureties.
They were on Wednesday morning, November 10, 2021, re-arrested, just after an Accra Circuit Court discharged them.
The offences include offensive conduct to the breach of peace, and threats of death, as well as conspiracy to, and abetment of the offences.
According to brief facts of the case as presented by the Police Prosecutor, Chief Inspector Dennis Terkpetey, Evangelist Patricia Oduro Koranteng is the complainant in the matter.
She accordingly reported that on September 8, 2021, Mensah Ofori and Bright Berchie threatened to kill her and brandished a gun at her with a 24-hour kill notice.
She is said to have been told her offence for the kill notice to be that she was insulting the Head Pastor of the accused person’s church (i.e. Rev Owusu Bempah).
A video recording of the alleged threats is said to have immediately trended on social media.
Subsequently, on September 9, 2021, Nana Acheampong and Nana Brown led the accused persons together with 45 well-built men, wielding cutlasses and other offensive weapons to Evangelist Patricia Oduro Koranteng’s property at Weija where they met her absence and proceeded to her residence at new Aplaku.
The ensuing commotion and threats were said to have then been reported to the Weija Police by a bystander, and the police moved onto the scene.
According to the statement, the official police invitation to Rev. Owusu Bempah to report himself to assist in investigations went unhonoured.
Judge Mrs. Evelyn Asamoah has thus directed the Prosecution to file its disclosures by December 3, 2021, for the court to reconvene on December 14, 2021.