The Ghana Police Service has apologised to journalists at the hearing of Rev Isaac Owusu Bempah at an Accra Circuit Court for the inconvenience caused them.
This comes after some journalists were said to have been prevented from entering the courtroom on Monday, September 13 where he had been arraigned.
The Head Pastor of the Glorious Word Power Ministries International has been charged with offensive conduct conducive to the breach of peace and threat of death.
This followed his arrest on Sunday, September 12 for issuing threats, brandishing weapons and attacking Police officers.
Ahead of the arraignment, some pressmen who were to cover proceedings in court were heckled by some persons believed to be from the defendant’s church.
On the back of this, the Police rendered an apology and assured the public of its commitment to a sanitised trial as far as the media is concerned.
“We wish to give the assurance that journalists will be fully protected and allowed to do their work at all times including the subsequent coverage of the case,” the statement added.
The statement signed by the Police’s Acting Director-General of Public Affairs, ACP Kwesi Ofori also revealed that it is investigating the footage of the purported incident to identify and bring perpetrators to book.
The September 14 press release insisted that “we will continue to do everything possible to deepen the cordial Police-Media relationship.”
Rev Owusu Bampah has been charged for allegedly threatening to kill Patricia Oduro Koranteng, aka Nana Agradaa.
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