Bishop Stephen Kwasi Appiah, known as ‘Jesus Ahuofe’ the prophet who allegedly predicted the shooting attack on dancehall artiste, Shatta Wale, that turned out to be a hoax, has been remanded by the Accra Circuit court.
The Prophet of the New Life Kingdom Chapel has been charged for causing fear and panic. He however pleaded not guilty.
The case was presided over by Her Ladyship, Ellen Offei Ayeh, and he is to reappear on Monday, October 25, 2021.
The barrister for the prophet, Mr Martin Kpedu, informed the court that his client was sick and was not thinking of leaving the country.
The lawyer for the accused went on to argue that when granted bail, his client would not horn in with police investigations.
Nevertheless, Chief Inspector Dennis Terkpetey opposed the bail application. The prosecutor also said a section of the case was yet to be looked in.
Bishop Stephen Akwasi Appiah, alias ‘Jesus Ahuofe’, according to the prosecutor, he has a thousand followers adding: “Meaning he is an influential person and when granted bail he will go on a radio, granting interviews.”
And he also added that there was no evidence before the court that the accused, Jesus Ahuofe was sick.
“The safety of society is at stake and the interest of society is bigger than that of an accused person. The right of an accused person is not absolute and not bigger than that of the society,” Chief Inspector Terkpetey told the court.
On the other hand, the multiple-award-winning dancehall artiste, Shatta Wale and three other persons have been remanded to re-appear before Accra Circuit Court on Tuesday, October 26, 2021.
They have been accused of involving in faking a gunshot attack.