Reverend Owusu Bempah, the founder and leader of Glorious Word Power Ministries International, has been arrested for attacking police officers.
The man of God was arrested yesterday, 12th September 2021, after he reportedly ordered his boys to attack police officers who were at his Church premises.
The officers were there to arrest some of his boys who brandished guns in social media videos to threaten Nana Agrdaa.
“Reverend Isaac Owusu Bempah and three others have been arrested. The other three suspects are Michael Boateng, Frederick Ohene and Nathaniel Agyekum. Two other suspects are on the run and the Police are pursuing them,” Ghana Police stated in a press release.
In the statement released by the police yesterday around 11:20 PM, “the suspects are being detained for further investigations over the creation and circulation of multiple videos containing threats, the brandishing of a weapon and the assault of some Police personnel”.
According to the Ghana Police service, “after critically analysing the said videos and based on intelligence gathered, the Police embarked on an operation today Sunday, September 12, 2021, at the premises of the church to arrest the suspects. During the operation, some members of the church believed to have been under the direction of Reverend Bempah assaulted some Police Officers”.
The letter detailed that “the injured personnel have received medical treatment and are responding to treatment. The suspects are currently in custody and will appear before court tomorrow Monday, September 13, 2021. 8”.
“The Police strongly cautions the public against any acts that will disturb the peace of the country. We wish to give the assurance that impartial investigations shall continue in this matter and the public will be duly updated,” the statement concluded.
Below is the police statement :