The prosecutor in the case against a self-acclaimed Apostle has asked the Accra Circuit court to review his bail conditions because he has failed to meet the terms.
Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Slyvester Asare told the court Kwabena Owusu Agyei, accused of threatening to kill the Electoral Commissioner Jean Mensah, has not been reporting to the police as directed by the court.
Apostle Owusu Adjei was to report to the police every Monday and Friday as part of his bail condition.
“My Lord, my understanding is that he doesn’t go to the police at all. He has since decided not to report to them,” ASP Asare told the court on Monday.
His legal counsel, Victor Adawudu, opposed this assertion. He said to the best of his knowledge, his client has been reporting to the police.
The Accra Circuit court judge held that the accused should be given the benefit of doubt.
The case has been adjourned to November 16, 2020.
The self-acclaimed pastor, Apostle Kwabena Owusu Agyei, was brought before the Accra Circuit Court after threatening the chairperson of the Electoral Commission (EC), Jean Mensa.
Apostle Owusu Adjei caused a stir when he threatened to kill the EC Chairperson, Jean Mensa if she went ahead to compile the new voters register for the 2020 elections.
Apostle Owusu Adjei, was arrested on June 9, 2020, by some officers of the National Security while he was granting an interview to a journalist from Hot FM.
The General Overseer of the Hezekiah prayer center is facing three counts — threat of death, unlawful possession of narcotics, and assault on a public officer.
He pleaded not guilty to the counts and his legal team made up of Victor Adawudu and Xavier Sosu prayed the court grant him bail pending the trial.
Mr. Adawudu told the court that per the constitution, the accused is presumed innocent until proven guilty.
The court presided over by Emmanuel Essandoh subsequently granted him a GH¢ 100,000 bail with three sureties, two of whom must be public servants earning not less than GH¢ 2,000 every month.
He is also to report to the police every Monday and Friday.