The self-acclaimed pastor and sympathizer of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), ‘Apostle’ Kwabena Owusu Agyei who threatened to kill the chairperson of the Electoral Commission (EC) has been remanded into custody for two weeks by an Accra Circuit Court.
He had threatened to kill the EC Chairperson, Jean Mensa, if she goes ahead to compile a new voters register for the 2020 Presidential and Parliamentary elections in a Facebook Live Service on Sunday.
Apostle Owusu Agyei, was however arrested earlier today by some officers of the National Security while granting an interview to a journalist from Hot FM at his Greda Estate residence.
Interestingly security officers found parcels of a substance suspected to be marijuana (wee) allegedly on the pastor when he was being processed for court.
He was arraigned before a Circuit Court in Accra and was charged with three counts of threat of death contrary to Section 75 of the Criminal and Other Offences Act, (Act 29) of 1960.
Again, he was charged with offensive conduct conducive to the breach of the peace contrary to Section 207 (1) of the same Act and possession of Narcotic Drugs contrary to Section 2 (1) of PNDC Law 236/90.
He pleaded not guilty to all the three charges and the court presided over by Justice Emmanuel Essandoh, a High Court judge sitting as an additional Circuit Court judge remanded him to reappear on June 23.