Investigative journalist, Manasseh Azure Awuni has commended the Ghana Police Service for effecting the arrest of Rev Owusu Bempah, Founder and Leader of the Glorious Word Power Ministry.
In a Facebook post he said “It will be a great sign of progress when we get to a point where lawless people cannot threaten the lives of others or act with impunity because of their closeness to political power.”
“The IGP and the Ghana Police Service must be commended for acting on the viral video involving Owusu Bempah and his associates. I’d read an earlier statement that said a taxi driver who had confessed on television to taking part in murders has been picked up following the interview.That is proactive policing. And it’s good,” he added.
The man of God who has close ties with the President, Akufo-Addo was arrested together with three other suspects namely; Michael Boateng, Frederick Ohene and Nathaniel Agyekum, on Sunday, September 13, 2021, at his church premises.
Accoridng to the police, Owusu Bempah and the other suspects were “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.
“After critically analyzing the said videos and based on intelligence gather, the police embarked on an operation on Sunday, September 12, 2021, at the premises of the church to arrest the suspects.”
The statement further said they’ll be processed to court today.
Owusu Bempah and some of his junior pastors stormed the residence of converted priestess, Nana Agradaa threatening to deal with her for disrespect.