A member of the National Communications Team of governing New Patriotic Party(NPP) Solomon Owusu says President Akufo-Addo must continue to allow the law to deal with his embattled Spiritual father, Prophet Owusu Bempah who’s facing prosecution.
Some members of the Prophet Isaac Owusu Bempah’s church have claimed that both the government and the NPP party have abandoned the man of God as several distress calls made to high-ranking officials have gone unanswered.
Popular Prophet Nigel Gaisie has also expressed displeasure about how his colleague prophet, Owusu Bempah continues to be ridiculed on social media after his arrest and remand.
According to him, the NPP government has abandoned their prophet despite his major role in securing victory for the party in the elections. “NPP should be doing better for their prophet whom they have left to his fate,” Nigel Gaisie said.
He noted, “we cannot underestimate the impact of Prophet Owusu Bempah in the re-election of Nana Akuffo Addo and Bawumia. We cannot. If historians are writing, nobody can write it off. His impact was monumental. So you cannot do this”.
The founder of the Prophetic Hill Church is therefore begging the NPP party to intervene and help Owusu Bempah.
But commenting on the issue on “Ghana Kasa” show on Kasapa FM/Agoo TV, Wednesday, Solomon Owusu stated that the law must be allowed to take its course in order to stamp out such impunity in the country.
“What are the church members of Rev. Owusu Bempah saying, that the NPP has neglected him? When he was leaving his home at Trassacco to Agradaa’s house at Weija did he consult the NPP before he moved? Sometimes, we let some people occupy some exalted position and feel so important when they clearly do not merit that and this is needless. There are laws regarding slander so why did Rev. Owusu Bempah have to drive all the way to Agradaa’s house to take action? What is he seeking from the NPP? The independence of the Judiciary must be respected. The President cannot and should never make any attempt to skew justice in Rev. Owusu Bempah’s favour. If you fall foul of the law the law must deal with you. I will not support such nonsense.”
The High Court in Accra has granted bail to Rev. Owusu Bempah, the Founder and General overseer of Glorious Word Ministry International in the sum of GHC200,000.
In addition to the bail, he is also to produce two sureties.
Rev Bempah, and four others, Mensah Ofori, Michael Boateng, Frederick Ohene, and Nathaniel Agyekum were together charged with six counts.
They have all pleaded not guilty to the charges pressed against them for threatening to kill Patricia Oduro Koranteng, popularly known as Nana Agradaa.
While Owusu Bempah and Mensah Ofori were charged with two counts of Offensive Conduct Conducive to the breach of peace and threat of death, the remaining three were also charged with assault on a public officer.
One other person is at large.
The accused persons were subsequently remanded into Police custody to reappear on September 20.