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4th August 2011, 12:43 AM
Mariam Asamoah, the student at the centre of the paternity saga involving Pastor Owusu Bempah, General Overseer of Glorious Word Power Ministries and his junior pastor, Felix Gaarover, was yesterday arraigned for deceit of public officer.

The accused person’s mother, Elizabeth Amoako and her uncle, one Yaw Asante took her to the police after it was reported in the Ghanaian Times newspaper that a bench warrant had been issued for her arrest.

The plea of the accused person, who was put in a court presided over Mrs. Doris Bempong, was not taken and she has been remanded in police custody, while the case has been adjourned to August 16, 2011.

ASP Sarah Ekua Acquah, the prosecuting officer who presented the facts of the case, told the court that the accused person is a nursing mother and a student who lives at Mataheko, a suburb of Accra, with her mother. She said the student is also a member of Glorious Word Power Ministries at Odokor, near Busia Road.


According to her, on April 24, 2011, at about 1 pm, Mariam came to the Accra Region Domestic Violence Victim Support Unit (DOVVSU) to report that she had a nine-month-old baby with Pastor Owusu Bempah who had refused to give any money for the upkeep of the baby.

The police officer stated that the accused person alleged that when she became pregnant, the pastor told her to mention Pastor Felix Gaar, one of the junior pastors in the church, as the one responsible for the pregnancy. Ms Acquah observed that the junior pastor accepted responsibility for the upkeep of the baby and became the boyfriend of the accused person.

She noted that Mariam later confronted the General Overseer on his failure to cater for the baby and told police that Pastor Owusu Bempah threatened her that she and her baby would die.

The accused person later reported the matter and the General Overseer was arrested but later granted bail.

She said while investigations were ongoing, the accused person went on Adom FM, a private radio station in Tema and stated that all she said about Pastor Owusu Bempah were false and afterwards disappeared.

All efforts to get her proved futile so on June 22, 2011, a bench warrant issued for her arrest was published in the Ghanaian Times newspaper.

The prosecuting officer said the accused person was yesterday brought to the police by her uncle and mother from Anyinam in the Eastern Region in the morning and she was subsequently arraigned. Meanwhile, the pastors in the matter have indicated their willingness to undergo a DNA test to find out the real father of the baby.

Source: d-guide