Agradaa refused bail again, reappears in court 17 October

Nana Agradaa

The evangelist Patricia Asiedua, popularly known as Nana Agradaa, has been charged with seven counts including defrauding by false pretense.

Patricia Asiedua, popularly known as Nana Agradaa, who is the founder and general overseer of The Heaven Way Church, has been refused bail a second time, despite a spirited argument in court on Thursday by her lawyer Reindolf Twumasi Ankrah.

He argued that the court should just pay attention to the charges leveled against the accused person and not previous deeds or public sentiments.

The court, however, granted the prayer of the police prosecutors to remand the accused person pending the completion of their ongoing investigations.

The judge Samuel Bright Acquah subsequently remanded Nana Agradaa into police custody to reappear on Monday 17 October 2022.

Charges

The Heaven Way Church founder has been charged with seven counts. The first is charlatanic advertising in newspapers contrary to section 137 (1) of the Criminal Offences Act, 1960 (Act 29).

The remaining six counts are all on the grounds of defrauding by false pretense contrary to section 131 (1) of the Criminal Offences Act, 1960 (Act 29). The six counts were preferred as a result of the complaints of some six persons who are alleged to have been defrauded by the suspect.

Complainants

The six complainants are Yaa Bremah, a trader from Ahenbubuanu Tafo Kumasi, Emmanuel Kumi from Zenu Ashaiman, George Boateng from Obuasi, Grace Forson, a hairdresser from Swedru, Mary Arthur, a farmer from Takoradi and Patricia Ankamah, a trader from Sunyani.

Facts of the case

The accused person is Patricia Asieduaa, founder of Heaven Way Champion International Ministry at Weija, in Accra. The complainants in the case reported to the police that on 5 October, 2022, accused advertised and invited on Today TV and other social media platforms that she is able to double any amount of money an individual gives her [the accused].

The, accused per the said advert invited members of the public to attend all-night service at her church, Heaven Way Champion International Ministry, for the alleged money double.

The complainants and over one thousand other persons attended the said all night service, and upon the request of accused person, they handed over huge sums of money to the accused but she failed to double it as she claimed.

The Police commenced investigation into the matter and arrested the accused person on 9 October 2022. The accused during interrogation validated the story of the complainants.

Police investigations have established that on 5 October 2022, the accused by a self-made video advertised on Today-TV and other social media platforms that she [accused] is able to double any amount of money an individual gives her [accused].

Further investigation established that the accused person per the said charlatanic advert, invited the public to attend an all-night church service at Heaven Way Champion International Ministry, Weija a suburb of Accra for their monies to be doubled.

That pursuant to the said adverts by the accused on social media, complainants came from far and near to attend the all-night service at Heaven Way Champion International Ministry, Weija to get their monies doubled by the accused.

Accused successfully demanded and received huge sums of monies from some members of the public and the complainants who attended the said all night service.

Further investigations revealed that the accused person undertook the charlatanic advertisement and subsequent money collections with the support of other persons for the purported money doubling. Efforts are underway to identify, and arrest these other persons to assist in the investigation.

Wilberforce Asare

Asare Solomon Aristocrat
Asare Solomon Aristocrat

I’m Solomon, the CEO of Voix Of Ghana Media ( VOG MEDIA, and Aristocrat Charity Foundation ( ACF). Aside blogging, I am also a Forester, Philanthropist, a Publicist, and a Promoter.

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