Nigel Gaisie: The NPP has abandoned Owusu Bempah; Justice must be tempered with mercy [+VIDEO]


Prophet Nigel Gaisie, the General Overseer of the Prophet Hill Chapel, has pleaded with the court to spare his colleague, Rev Owusu Bempah. Rev Owusu Bempah was detained for threatening Agradaa and engaging in disrespectful behavior.

Prophet Nigel Gaisie, speaking on Okay FM, pleaded with the New Patriotic Party and the court to examine Prophet Owusu Bempah’s case and treat him well. NPP, he claims, should be doing more for “their prophet,” whom they have abandoned to his destiny.

“I don’t care who he’s insulted because of what he’s done for them in bringing them to power. It is impossible to express regret to people who he has wronged. When the two are weighed, I believe his positive outweighs or outshines his negativity.

I mean, he has aided you in gaining power in whatever way he has done so. Whether we like it or not, we are all going to be in trouble for the next three years. He was also quite vocal.

“We must not undervalue the role of Prophet Owusu Bempah in Nana Akuffo Addo’s and Bawumia’s re-election. We are unable to do so. Nobody can dismiss what historians are writing. His influence was enormous. So you’re not going to be able to accomplish it,” he added.

Prophet Nigel Giasie also requested that the courts recognize and treat him as a priest.

“I’m not suggesting the law shouldn’t be followed. He has been detained by the authorities. The location of his arrest was incorrect. He has been imprisoned in a cell. They should be kind enough, in my opinion, considering that individuals do worse things, and they are walking.

So, while some may argue that Prophet Nigel could speak more clearly, I believe he is a man of God. And I admire the oil that has been poured into his life. So I decided that they should have been more kind and that justice should be balanced with mercy,” he said.

For reportedly threatening to kill Nana Agraada, Rev Owusu Bempah has been charged with making a death threat. Along with five members of his church, he was charged with provocative behavior to breach of peace.

On Monday, they appeared in front of the Accra Circuit Court for the first time. Afia Owusua Appiah, who presided over the hearing, dismissed the motion for bail in order to give the prosecution time to investigate the case.