Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Owusu Bempah’s church apologises to media over assault

The Glorious Word Power Ministries International church has apologised to the media following the assault on some journalists in Court in Accra on Monday, September 13, 2021.

Rev Owusu-Bempah was arrested and remanded into Police custody by an Accra High Court after he stormed the residence of Agradaa, in real life, Patricia Oduro Koranteng.

The man of God and four others Mensah Ofori, Michael Boateng, Frederick Ohene and Nathaniel Agyekum were together charged with six counts.

They all pleaded not guilty to the charges pressed against them for threatening to kill Agradaa.

It was also reported that some journalists were attacked and prevented from working at the court premises by some persons believed to be church members and supporters of the above-accused persons.

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During the arraignment of Owusu Bempah and the three others, it was reported that some journalists were prevented from entering the courtroom.

In a statement, the Church said it does not support any form of violence and therefore did not sanction the action of the alleged pepertrators.

“The Glorious Word Power Ministries International has learnt with regret an attack on some journalists reportedly meted out by some people believed to be sympathizers of Apostle Dr. Isaac Owusu Bempah at the premises of the Circuit Court, Accra on 13th September, 2021. We humbly wish to indicate that as a church, we do not support any form of violence,” it stated.

The Church continued that, “We reiterate that this act was not sanctioned by us and as such we condemn it in no uncertain terms. The church would like to render an unqualified apology to all affected Journalists, Media Houses, and the Ghana Journalist Association.”

The Church recognised the role of the media in the society and therefore pledged its full cooperation to ensure the incident does not repeat itself.

“We acknowledge the key role the media plays in our society and as such we pledge our full cooperation and support in ensuring that this incident does not repeat.
We plead with the affected media organizations and journalists to kindly accept our apology,” it added.
Meanwhile, the Police has also apologised to the media over the same incident.
Rev Owusu-Bempah, who was denied bail is still in police custody, helping with investigations.

Ghana| Atinkaonline.com| Porcia Oforiwaa Ofori
Writer’s email: [email protected]

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