After reporting sick at the Police hospital yesterday Monday, September 13, 2021, embattled Head Pastor of the Glorious Word Power Ministries International, Reverend Isaac Owusu Bempah, has been brought back to the police cells to serve his one-week remand shortly after he and four others were remanded into police custody by an Accra Circuit Court to reappear on Monday, September 20, 2021.
According to Police sources, Rev. Bempah spent two hours at the Police Hospital last night where he was treated and discharged and taken back to cells.
Isaac Owusu Bempah was charged with offensive conduct conducive to breach of peace, the threat of death, and assault of office public officers.
Rev. Bempah and his co-accused church members were taken to court amidst a heavily armed police escort.
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
The Judge, Afia Owusuaa Appiah, also ruled that they being on remand will allow the police more time to carry out further investigation.
Why was he arrested?
Reverend Isaac Owusu Bempah and three others were arrested for the creation and circulation of multiple videos containing threats, and the brandishing of a weapon, and the assault of some police personnel.
The police say they arrested the suspects “after critically analyzing the said videos and based on intelligence gathered”.
In the meantime, two other suspects are said to be on the run and are being pursued.
The injured police personnel has also received medical treatment, according to a police statement.