The Founder and Leader of Glorious Word Power Ministries International, Reverend Isaac Owusu Bempah and two others have been slapped with new charges.
The state filed the new charges after withdrawing the previous ones which were dismissed by the court.
The popular pastor and the two others; Bright Berchie and Mensah Ofori, have been on trial for about three weeks 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.
According to the public prosecutor, the cases need to be separated 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.
This case has been adjourned to Wednesday, November 10, 2021.
Rev Owusu Bempah has also been granted ¢400,000 bail 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.
They were asked to reappear on Monday, November 15, 2021, for their hearing.
Source: Joy News