The trial of self-acclaimed pastor, ‘Apostle’ Kwabena Owusu Agyei, who threatened to kill the Chairperson of the Electoral Commission (EC) Jean Mensa if she goes ahead to compile a new voters register, has been adjourned to December 14, 2020.
When the case was called at an Accra Circuit Court yesterday, the prosecution led by ASP Sylvester Asare together with defense lawyer, Victor Adawudu went into the chambers of the presiding judge, Emmanuel Essandoh.
Upon their return to the courtroom, the case was called and it was adjourned to December 14.
It was not clear why the case was adjourned but the accused person was present in court.
The self-acclaimed pastor, who was arrested with marijuana (wee), a narcotic substance in his possession, is facing three counts of threat of death, unlawful possession of narcotics, and assault on public officer.
He threatened to kill the EC Chairperson if she went ahead to compile a new voters register, and luck ran out for him when in the course of his arrest, the security agents found the narcotic substance which later tested to be marijuana, on him.
‘Apostle’ Owusu Agyei caused a stir when on a live Facebook broadcast he said he would kill Mrs. Jean Mensa for daring to compile a new voters’ register for the 2020 presidential and parliamentary elections.
He threatened Mrs. Mensa to stop the compilation of the new register or die young at midnight, although he did not mention any specific day.
The ‘apostle’ was arrested on June 9, 2020 by some officers of the National Security while he was granting an interview to a journalist with Hot FM.
In a video circulating on social media, some men who claimed to be from the National Security were seen moving into the house of the NDC pastor to arrest him at Indomie Junction at Teshie Greda Estates in Accra.
Things took an interesting twist when a video went viral which suggested that security officers found parcels of a substance suspected to be marijuana (wee) on him later on.
The brief facts of the case as read by ASP Asare showed that the Chairperson of the EC, Jean Mensa, on June 5, 2020 made a complaint to the police that the accused person had made death threats against her in the performance of her statutory duties.
He said intelligence led to the arrest of the accused person at Greda Estate in Accra while granting an interview to some journalists.
He stated that a search conducted on the accused revealed a suspected aphrodisiac medicine labelled ‘Mr. Q’, two brown wrapped substances suspected to be narcotic plants, as tests conducted on it tested positive for marijuana (wee).