Nana Agradaa, the former fetish priestess turned evangelist has been rearrested by the Ghana Police Service in a case involving the publication of nude pictures of prophet Emmanuel Appiah Ennin
Patricia Asiedua, popularly known as Nana Agradaa and founder of Heaven Way Champion International Ministry is accused of publishing the photos of the Prophet residing in Teshie, Accra on her TV station, Thunder TV, in 2022.
In February 2023, Evangelist Mama Pat was arraigned and charged with non-consensual sharing of intimate images, as per the Cybersecurity Act, Act 1038.
In a report by the Ghana News Agency, the recent arrest that occurred on Wednesday, July 12, 2023, is connected to the previous charges of non-consensual sharing of intimate images.
According to the prosecution led by Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Emmanuel Haligah, the Director of Legal and Prosecution, Superintendent of Police Sylvester Asare has since withdrawn the case from the Circuit Court.
ASP Haligah stated that the police were mindful of the jurisdiction of the court in relation to the Cyber Security Act.
As a result, they have decided to forward the case docket to the Office of the Attorney General, who will take over the prosecution and proceed with the case at the High Court.
In light of this development, the Circuit Court presided over by Mrs. Evelyn Asamoah, has discharged the accused persons.
Alongside Agradaa, four other accomplices are also involved in the case and have been charged with abetment of the crime, specifically non-consensual sharing of intimate images.
They include Enock Owusu Kissi, Charles Omane (alias One Gig), Emmanuel Kofi Gyasi, and an individual named Andy (currently at large)
After the court hearing, Agradaa and her four accomplices were granted bail in the sum of GHc100,000.00 each, with three sureties required for each individual.
The bail conditions will ensure their temporary release from custody as the legal proceedings continue.
According to the prosecution, Agradaa, a lady pastor residing in Weija, Accra, hosted a program on her television station, Thunder TV, in the year 2020. During the broadcast, explicit images of the complainant were shown, accompanied by mocking remarks from the accused individuals, who were panellists on the program.
The program was broadcast live on YouTube and Facebook, catching the attention of a witness who promptly informed the complainant about the incident.
The prosecution further alleges that Agradaa intentionally distributed the intimate images of the complainant to a witness involved in the case.
Subsequently, the complainant reported the matter to the police, leading to the arrest of all the accused persons, with the exception of one individual named Andy, who is currently at large.
During the course of the investigation, the police recovered the intimate images of the complainant that had been shared and distributed by Agradaa.
Additionally, the police obtained a recording of the program where the intimate images were displayed, which was subsequently played back to all the accused persons.
The accused individuals allegedly identified themselves in the video, confirming their presence and involvement in the program hosted by Agradaa.