The founder and head pastor of the True Word Prophetic Fire Ministry and Prophetic Hill Chapel, Prophet Nigel Gaisie, has asked the government to temper justice with mercy in its handling of the Head Pastor of the Glorious Word Power Ministries International, Rev. Isaac Owusu Bempah, who was arrested with four others for allegedly assaulting some police personnel.
Speaking on Accra-based Okay FM, the controversial preacher said the governing New Patriotic Party ought to be gracious and consider the support it has received from Rev. Bempah in the past.
“Considering what he has done for them [NPP] to come back to power, it cannot be compared to the people whose toes he may have stepped on.”
“If you weigh the two, his positives outweigh the negatives. He helped them [NPP] win power… we cannot underestimate the impact of Owusu Bempah in the re-election of Nana Akufo-Addo and Bawumia,” Prophet Gaisie said.
Rev. Bempah was arrested alongside four other suspects.
According to police, they were arrested for creating and circulating multiple videos containing threats, and the brandishing of a weapon, and the assault of some police personnel.
Two other suspects are said to be on the run.
Controversy continued when Rev. Bempah was arraigned on Monday at a Circuit Court in Accra.
Some of his church members tried to stop journalists from filming his arrival at the court.
They also tried to stop the media from entering the courtroom.
The Ghana Police Service subsequently apologised to journalists who were harassed.
Shortly after they were remanded for a week to reappear in Court on September 2021, Rev. Owusu Bempah reported sick and was sent to the Police Hospital, where he was treated and discharged after two hours and sent back to cells.