The predicament of the Rev. Owusu Bempah and his church would not end soon as the police is set to effect the arrest of more of his church members for assaulting journalists.
This assault on the journalists ocurred during the court trial in which Owusu Bempah was remanded in police custody for a week.
The assault was captured on viral videos which showed the church members, mostly women trying to prevent journalists from filming their leader.
The Director of Public Affairs of the Ghana Police Service, ACP Kwesi Ofori has apologized to the journalists for the misconduct of the church members. He said that, the footage of the assault is being studied closely by the police to identify the perpetrators for their arrest.
ACP Kwesi Ofori
The journalists were also prevented from entering the court room when Rev. Owusu Bempah was standing trial in the court of Justice. Thus, ACP Kwesi Ofori also apologized for not allowing the journalists to enter the court room.
In his statement, the Director of Public Affairs of the Ghana Police Service said, "We apologize unreservedly for this inconvenience and wish to give the assurance that journalists will be fully protected and allowed to do their work at all times including the coverage of this case"
Owusu Bempah has however returned to his cell after being discharged from the hospital awaiting trial on September 20, 2021.
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