After withdrawing prior accusations that had been dismissed by the court, the state has filed new charges against the Head Pastor of the Glorious Word Power Ministries International, Rev. Owusu Bempah, and two others.
The pastor and the other two defendants, Bright Berchie and Mensah Ofori, have been on trial for more than three weeks after they recorded and distributed various films featuring alleged threats, weapon displaying, and assault on police officers.
Last Monday, the three were given bail in the amount of GHS 200,000, with two sureties apiece.
The prosecution in the case, however, changed the accusations and slammed the accused with counts of offensive conduct contributing to a breach of peace and death threat.
According to the prosecutor, the cases needed to be separated in order to expedite the trial and alter the charges.
The three have pleaded not guilty to the new accusations, and the court has given Reverend Owusu Bempah self-recognizance bail of GHS 100,000, as well as bail of GHS 100,000 apiece with two sureties for the other two.
The hearing has been rescheduled for November 10, 2021.
In the other instance, Rev Owusu Bempah, Michael Boateng, Frederick Ohene, and Nathaniel Agyekum were charged with inflicting hurt and unlawful damage to a police car and were granted GHS 400,000 bail.