Minority Caucus condemn manner of arrest of 'NDC man of God'

Fri, 12 Jun 2020 Source: Peace FM

The Minority Caucus in Parliament has condemned and denounced the manner of arrest by National Security operatives of Apostle Kwabena Owusu Agyei a self-acclaimed pastor on Tuesday.

According to the Minority Caucus, the manner of arrest of Apostle Kwabena Owusu Agyei violated his fundamental human rights.

Speaking to Journalists at Parliament House on Wednesday, the Minority Ranking Member on the Committee on Interior, James Agalga said article 19 of the 1992 Constitution enjoins arresting officers to respect the innocence of suspects until they are proven guilty by a court of competent jurisdiction.

James Agalga pointed out that the arrest warrant was not read to the suspect before he was whisked by security personnel and the display of the suspect before the cameras could prejudice the outcome of any future trial of the suspect.

He said the government has allegedly decided to intimidate people who criticize the wrongdoing of government and state agencies which according to the Minority is unfortunate.

Apostle Kwabena Owusu Agyei, Founder and Leader of the Hezekiah Apostolic Prayer Ministry, who allegedly threatened to 'kill' Mrs. Jean Mensa, the Chairperson of the Electoral Commission (EC) has been remanded by an Accra Circuit Court.

The self-styled man of God is also said to have insulted President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.

He has been charged with the threat of death, offensive conduct to the breach of peace, and possession of a narcotic drug.

He is said to have threatened the life of Mrs. Jean Mensa after insulting her and the President.

He has denied all the charges and would make his next appearance on June 23.

Police Sergeant Frederick Sarpong, told the Court presided over by Mr. Emmanuel Essandoh that the accused, on Thursday, June 4, made a live video of himself on Facebook and YouTube threatening to kill the EC Chairperson if she went ahead with the compilation of the new voters' register.

In the same video, he rained insults on Mrs. Jean Mensa and the President, Nana Akufo-Addo.

Source: Peace FM
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