General News Tue, 11 Jun 2019

Is it now an offence for a man of God to speak on national issues? - Owusu Bempah quizzes

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The Founder and Leader of Glorious Word and Power Ministeries International, Rev. Prophet Isaac Owusu Bempah, has strongly refuted reports that he once claimed to have knowledge of the whereabouts of the three kidnapped Taadi Girls.

According to him, the said reports are false, adding what he stated was that in such scenarios only prayers can help locate the whereabouts of the missing girls.

Speaking on Okay Fm's "Ade Akye Abia" Programme, Rev Owusu Bempah could not fathom why some members of the public will want to take him on for only seeking to proffer solution as a man of God.

"Is it that a man of God cannot speak his mind on an issue in this country anymore? Mr Ofosu Ampofo commented on the kidnapping but is walking about freely, and you now want to vent your anger on me?" he rhetorically asked.

The controversial prophet had earlier been reported to have knowledge of where the kidnapped girls are being kept, but will only disclose their location if the President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo calls on him to do so.

But in a shocking volte-face on Monday in an interview with Kwame Nkrumah Tikesie, he claims his comments were taken out of context and misrepresented.

Missing Since 2018

The girls are 18-year-old Priscilla Mantebea Koranchie, last seen on December 21, 2018; 21-year-old Priscilla Blessing Bentum, last seen on August 17, 2018; and 18-year-old Ruth Love Quayson, last seen on December 4, 2018.

The whereabouts of the three young girls are yet to be known.

The man suspected to be behind the kidnappings, Samuel Udoetuk-Wills, who broke cell and escaped from the custody of the Takoradi Metropolitan Police Command on December 30, 2018, but was re-arrested by the police on January 4, 2019; was on April 29, this year, sentenced to an 18-month jail term for escaping from lawful arrest.

Source: peacefmonline.com