Embattled founder of the Heaven Way Champion International Ministry, Madam Patricia Asiedua populary known as Nana Agradaa, has been arraigned again and charged for sharing nude pictures of a Prophet.
Nana Agradaa, who has been known to the law in recent times, was charged for non-consensual sharing of intimate image contrary to Sections 67 (1) of the Cybersecurity Act, (Act 1038).
The evangelist, pleaded not guilty to the charge before the Circuit Court 10, presided over by Her Honour, Mrs Evelyn Asamoah, today February 8, 2023.
Four other persons, namely; Enock Owusu Kissi, Charles Omane, Emmanuel Kofi Gyasi, and one Andy who is currently on the run, were also charged for Abetment of crime ie non-consensual sharing of intimate image.
Mr Kissi (2nd Accused) and Mr Omane (3rd Accused) who were present in court pleaded not guilty, while Emmanuel Kofi Gyasi (4th Accused) was absent. The fifth Accused said to be Andy (5th Accused) is at large. They were granted bail in the sum of GHc100,000.00 with three sureties each and are expected to reappear before the court on March 8, 2023.
Brief Facts Of The Case
The brief facts of the case as presented to the court by the Prosecutor, ASP Emmanuel Haligah, were that the Complainant, Emmanuel Appiah Fomum, is a Prophet and resides at Teshie, Accra. He reavealed that the 1st Accused Patricia Asiedua is a lady Pastor residing at Weija and the 2nd accused Enoch Owusu Kissi is a media Practitioner residing at Weija.
The Prosecutor, also told the court that the 3rd accused Charles Omane is a businessman residing at Nungua and 4th accused, Emmanuel Kofi Gyasi is a Television (TV) Presenter residing at Nungua while the 5th accused person Andy is on the run.
ASP Haligah noted that, sometime in 2020, the 1st accused, Patricia Asiedu, who was the owner of a Television Vision station called ‘Thunder TV’, hosted a programme on her station and intentionally showed the naked pictures of the complainant on live TV.
The prosecutor further stated that, Nana Agradaa made mockery of him with all the other accused persons who were panelist on the said programme, encouraging her on the course. He noted that the said programme was also streamed live on Youtube and Facebook where a witness, in this case, saw it and informed the complainant about it.
The Prosecutor told the court that the 1st accused also intentionally distributed intimate images of the complainant to a witness in this case via WhatsApp. He disclosed that the complainant reported the matter to Police for assistance and during investigation all the accused persons with the exception of the 5th accused who is at large were arrested for investigation. Mr Emmanuel Haligah said the Police retrieved the intimate images of the complainant which were shared or distributed by 1st accused Patricia Asieduwaa.
ASP Haligah made known that in the course of investigation, the programme on which the intimate images were shown was retrieved by Police and played back to all the accused persons who identified themselves in the video of the programme hosted by 1st accused. He indicated that, after investigation the accused persons were charged with the offences and arraigned.
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