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Rev Owusu Bempah, 3 others remanded into police custody

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.

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.

Myjoyonline.com

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