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Rev Owusu Bempah re-arrested as police prepare to press fresh charges

 The General Overseer of Glorious Word Power Ministry International, Reverend Owusu Bempah and two others who were earlier charged for the threat of death on Nana Agradaa have been re-arrested.

This was after they were discharged by the Accra Circuit Court on Wednesday.

State Prosecutors led by Chief Inspector Dennis Terkpetey asked the court to discharge the accused persons with an indication that plans were afoot to press new charges.

Once the court granted this request, they were arrested. The prosecutors intend to file the new charges before the close of the day.

The popular pastor and the two others, Bright Berchie and Mensah Ofori were on trial after they were arrested for issuing threats, brandishing weapons, and attacking Police Officers. The trio was subsequently granted bail in the sum of ¢200,000 two weeks ago with two sureties each.

However, the prosecution in the case has substituted the charges and slapped the defendants with counts of offensive conduct conducive to the breach of peace and threat of death.

The public prosecutor needs to separate the cases to ensure an efficient and swift trial.

Again, the three pleaded not guilty to the new charges. The Accra High Court consequently granted the cleric a self-recognizance bail to the tune of ¢100,000, while the two others have been granted bail of ¢100,000 with two sureties each.

Rev Owusu Bempah was also been granted ¢400,000 bails in the other case he and Michael Boateng, Frederick Ohene, and Nathaniel Agyekum were charged for causing harm and unlawful damage to a police vehicle. SOURCE JOYNEWS

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