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Circuit Court throws out police demand for Owusu Bempah to produce four people.

Reverend Isaac Owusu Bempah and five others were charged last month with six counts of assaults and making death threats.

An Accra circuit court presided over by Afia Owusua Appiah, has dismissed an oral application by the police department seeking a court order to compel pastor Bempah to produce four people to assist the police service with its investigation.

Chief Inspector terkpetey Dennis after withdrawing the 13th September charge sheet and presenting a new charge sheet filed on 29 September 2021, prayed the court order Rev Isaac Owusu Bempah to produce one Matata, as well as Nana Brown, Ohio Acheampong, and Kwame Amoah of peace FM, to assist in what he describes as an ongoing investigations.

In the ruling, judge owusu Appiah rejected the Application by the police prosecutor, stating that any such order directed at the accused would be a breach of his fundamental human rights to remain silent as an accused person, as guaranteed by the 1992 Constitution of Ghana.

Given that the police withdraw their initial charge sheet setting out charges against five accused individuals, the court struck out the first charge sheet as withdrawn.

First case:

The police named three accused in the first of two new charges sheets, they are Reverend Isaac owusu Bempah( the first accused ) Mensah Ofori (second accused) and Bright Berchie ( the third accused) the accused Individuals named on the first charged with offensive conduct conducive to breach of peace, contrary to section 207 of the criminal offense act 1960 (29) and with making death threats contrary to sections 75 of the same act.

After taking the plea of these three accused the court granted the first accused self-recognisance bail in the sum 100,000 and the remaining two accused were also granted same, with two sureties to be justified. The court further ordered all the accused to deposit their passports at the court registry.

Second case,

On a second charge sheet presented by the police before the circuit court judge Evelyn Baah, the police named four accused Rev Isaac Bempah again was the first accused and Nathaniel Agyekum , was the second, third and fourth accused.

The four accused are charged with abetment of crime,namely causing harm, contrary to section 20(1) and 172(1)b of the same act, causing harm ,contrary to section 69 of the same act, and causing unlawful damage,contrary to section 172(1)b of the same act.

Evelyn Baah admitted the four accused to bail sum of Ghc 100, 000each with one surety each to be justified.

In the first case, being heard before Afia Owusua Appiah, the judge adjourned sitting to 10 November 2021 and second case which was also presided over by Evelyn Baah Torsu, on the other hand, adjourned sitting to 15 November 2021, for the second case to take its natural source by Asaase online .com

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