Court grants Owusu-Bempah GHC200k bail

An Accra High Court has granted bail to Bishop Isaac Owusu Bempah, the General Overseer of Glorious Word Ministry International in the sum of GH¢200,000.

He is also required to produce two sureties aside the bail sum.

The court, presided over by Justice Comfort Tasiame granted the bail after Bishop Owusu-Bempah’s lawyer Garry Nimako, moved the bail application.

Reverend Owusu-Bempah was on Monday remanded into Police custody by the High Court.

He and four others, Mensah Ofori, Michael Boateng, Frederick Ohene and Nathaniel Agyekum were all charged with six counts.

They have subsequently pleaded not guilty to the charges against them for threatening to kill Patricia Oduro Koranteng, popularly known as Nana Agradaa.

Owusu-Bempah and Mensah Ofori were charged with two counts of Offensive Conduct Conducive to the breach of peace and threat of death, while the remaining three persons were charged with assault on a public officer.

Meanwhile, one other person is at large.

Their lawyers led by Lawyer Garry Nimako Marfo prayed for the accused persons to be granted bail, but the bail was opposed by the prosecution team led by Chief Inspector Dennis Terkpetey.

The opposition was on the grounds that two of the assaulted police officers are still on admission at the hospital.

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