The Head Pastor of Open Arms Ministries and seven other persons were hauled to court in Kumasi for defying the President’s directives on suspension of religious gathering.
The Asokwa District court granted all accused bail to reappear in court on Thursday, March 26.
Apostle Kofi Nkansah Sarkodie and his son, who is the administrator of the church were arrested on Sunday, March 22, for holding a religious gathering despite a temporary ban on mass religious activities.
Apostle Kofi Nkansah Sarkodie had previously been arrested with two Elders of the church on the same offence on Wednesday, March 18.
They were however cautioned and granted police enquiry bail.
Meanwhile, the six other accused who were also sent to court on Monday are members of Truth to Heaven Ministries.
They were charged with unlawful assembly and breach of peace under Section 202 of the Criminal Offense Act 29.
But Presiding Judge, Rosemarie Afia Asante, said the charges by the prosecutor did not match the fact sheets before her.
She therefore asked the Prosecutor, Chief Superintendent Kofi Blagodze, to go and amend the charge sheet to tally with the facts sheet.
Each of the accused persons was granted 10,000 cedis bail with two sureties.
They are to reappear in court on Thursday, March 26.
Counsel for the accused, John Brefo appeared surprised by the wrong charges brought against his clients.
By Ibrahim Abubakar | 3news.com