The Founder and Leader of Glorious Word Power Ministries International, Reverend Isaac Owusu Bempah, 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.
They were remanded to police custody to reappear on Monday, September 20, 2021.
The Judge, Afia Owusuaa Appiah, said this will allow the police more time to carry out further investigation.
Rev. Bempah has been charged with threat of life for threatening to kill Nana Agraada as well as offensive conduct to the breach of peace, made his first appearance before the Accra Circuit Court on Monday, along with five other members of the church.
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The other five were also refused bail.
Owusu Bempah and his co accused church members were taken to court amidst a heavily armed police escort.
The court appearance of the accused saw a good number of members of the church making their way to the church, ostensibly to witness proceedings. Some however sought to prevent media personnel from covering proceedings.
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.
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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.