Maurice Ampaw, a private legal practitioner, has voiced his displeasure with the manner in which the Ghana Police Service detained Rev. Isaac Owusu Bempah, the Founder of the Glorious Word Power Ministries International.
According to lawyer Ampaw, the pastor was arrested in a “disgusting” manner.
Instead of being detained at church, he wishes the controversial preacher had been welcomed.
According to a widely circulated Ghana Police Service circular, the notorious Rev Owusu Bempah was detained on Sunday, September 13, 2021, at his church grounds, together with three other suspects, Michael Boateng, Frederick Ohene, and Nathaniel Agyekum.
Two other suspects were also on the run, according to the police.
However, the private attorney claims that the police did not act professionally when making the arrest.
“I am really disappointed and irritated with the Ghana Police Force for the manner in which they arrested Owusu Bempah. We are all citizens of this nation, and we have processes in place. There are certain people in society who are not arrested; instead, they are invited.
“If a judge is sitting on a case in court, you don’t go and arrest him; instead, you write to the Chief Justice and ask for instructions on how to invite him. Members of Parliament are in the same boat. You are aware that when Jesus Christ was assaulted, Peter defended him. In the same manner, when a man of God is the pastor of a church and is in the process of guiding people, you go there and make an arrest?” he quizzed.
Maurice Ampaw stressed that he is not creating Owusu Bempah a deity, and that he should not have been detained, but that he expected the police to employ less violent methods.
“I’m taken aback. I’m very dissatisfied with the cops and whoever is responsible for this. Who is responsible for this? I’m not suggesting Owusu Bempah is beyond the law, but he believes there should be a procedure, due process, and respect,” he added.