Attorneys representing Glorious Chapel founder Rev. Isaac Owusu Bempah have requested that Patricia Asiedua, a well-known traditionalist and Nana Agradaa, be arrested by the Criminal Investigations Department (CID).
According to the attorneys, the petition resulted from a widely shared erroneous and regrettable video release that claimed Rev. Owusu Bempah and his son had passed away in London.
“She knew at the time of making the publication that the statements she made were without any iota of truth and her conduct is a flagrant violation of the laws of the Republic of Ghana,” the lawyers noted.
In the petition, the lawyers described the publication as a figment of Nana Agradaa’s imagination and desire to cause fear and panic, contrary to the law.
“This false publication occasioned widespread circulation by other bloggers throughout the country and across the world.
“Our clients were subjected to numerous unwarranted and mortifying calls from people across the world inquiring about the veracity of such publications, causing fear and panic among family members, loved ones, church members, family members, and the numerous followers, well-wishers, sympathizers of our clients, and its founder from around the world,” portions of the petition read.
The attorneys have emphasized that Nana Agradaa’s intentions, which are evident from the publication, were to use such a criminal enterprise of publishing false news on a global scale to subject the man of God to public ridicule from his detractors, psychological trauma, stress, discomfort, scandal, and embarrassment beyond measure.
As a result, they are calling for Nana Agradaa to be questioned and maybe prosecuted for spreading false information and stirring up panic in order to dissuade other people from abusing social media.