The Accra Circuit Court could not commence trial today, January 19, 2022 in the case involving the General Overseer of the Glorious Word Power Ministry International, Rev. Isaac Owusu-Bempah, as had been scheduled.
The Court presided over by Mrs. Rosemary Baah Torsu noted that the accused person had written to the Court on his inability to attend to it today.
Rev. Owusu-Bempah is standing trial with Michael Boateng, Frederick Ohene, and Nathaniel Agyekum who have all pleaded not guilty to charges of offensive conduct, assault on police officers, and causing unlawful damage.
They are said to have assaulted police personnel who were deployed to invite the Reverend Minister to assist the police in investigating allegations of threat of death levelled against him.
The Court at the last adjourned date noted that witness statements had been served on the parties and the prosecution is expected to call its first witness at today’s hearing.
The case has thus been adjourned to February 2, 2022.