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CID invites Owusu Bempah for questioning over attack on Radio XYZ staff

Reverend Isaac Owusu Bempah will be meeting the Criminal Investigations Department later on Monday after his alleged threats on Radio XYZ broadcaster, Mugabe Maase.

“Rev. Owusu Bempah has been invited. He is to report at the CID Headquarters for us to start [investigations],” the Director-General of Public Affairs of the Ghana Police Service, ACP David Eklu revealed on the Citi Breakfast Show.

Rev. Owusu Bempah, the founder of the Glorious Word and Power Ministries International, last Friday reportedly stormed the offices of Radio XYZ in Accra with armed men.

He is said to have also manhandled the administrator and other staff of the radio station.

The Ghana Journalist Association, in a statement, called on the Ghana Police Service to “immediately arrest Owusu Bempah and prosecute him in order to deter him, his assigns and other like-minded persons from conducting themselves in a similar manner in the future.”

“The 1992 Constitution of the Republic of Ghana under Article 17 (1) provides in unambiguous terms that no person is above the law. That constitutional provision must be upheld by reorienting Owusu-Bempah as being a subject, not a lord, of the law.”

The Ghana Journalist Association also called on the Christian Council of Ghana, to among others “roundly condemn the violent conduct of Owusu Bempah.”

Rev. Owusu Bempah has a history of aggression towards radio presenters and hosts where he once damaged equipment at Accra-based Hot FM during an interview some months ago.

He was upset he had been challenged to perform a miracle during an interview in December 2018 and damaged a laptop and microphone in the studio.

Rev. Owusu Bempah later apologised to the Management of Hot FM.

 

Source: Fiilafmonline/Citifmonline

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