Prophet Dragged To Court

Ibrahim Isaaka
Prophet Owusu, who is popularly known as Osofo Ketewa, leader of The Reform Church at Techiman, has been sued for GH¢60,000 for defamation.

The suit was filed at a Sunyani High Court by Lawyer Faraday Oppong of the Akyede Legal Services on behalf of one Ibrahim Isaaka and Armstrong Tano, who are members of the Traditional Medicine Practice Council of the Brong Ahafo Region.

The suit was filed on 31st October 2015.

The plaintiffs averred that they went to the prayer camp of Prophet Owusu to register his prayer camp so that he would become a member of the council.

He said Prophet Owusu agreed to join the council and collected forms after they briefed him about the activities of the council, adding that he asked them to come the following day for the forms and required fees.

When the two went to collect the forms, Prophet Owusu asked them to come another time.

On the second occasion, the prophet did not show interest in the registration.

They stated that they asked him to return the forms but the prophet rather called the police to arrest them and accused them of being fraudsters.

The plaintiffs were detained at the Techiman main police station for three days.

Mr Isaaka, in an interview, said when the police realized that they were not fraudsters they did not apologize to them for wrongful arrest and detention but rather asked them to go scot-free.

In his view, the police violated their fundamental human rights, hence their decision to go to court for justice.

Investigations by DAILY GUIDE indicated that some operators of prayer camps visit traditional medicine practitioners to seek help for their patients.

Meanwhile, Prophet Owusu has not commented on the matter.

FROM Eric Bawah, Techiman

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