Patricia Asiedua alias Nana Agradaa and three other people are in court in Accra on allegations that they illegally distributed videos of Prophet Emmanuel Appiah’s genital.
Agradaa, the founder of Heaven Way Champion Ministry, has been accused of spreading intimate images without consent.
The three others are accused of encouraging criminal activity. Enock Owusu Kissi, Kofi Gyasi, and Charles Omane, as One Gig, have entered a not-guilty plea.
They have each been granted a Ghc100,000 bail bond with three sureties. An accomplice named Andy, who faces the same accusation, is reportedly still at large.
March 8 has been set aside for the issue.
ASP Emmanuel Haligah, who was in charge of the prosecution, said that the complainant, Emmanuel Appiah Fomum, was a prophet who lived in Teshie, Accra.
According to ASP Haligh, the first defendant, Enock Owusu Kissi, is a media professional who lives in Weija, while the second defendant, Agradaa, is a woman preacher who lives in Nungua. The third defendant, Charles Omane alias One Gig, is a businessman who lives in Weija.
The fourth defendant, Emmanuel Kofi Gyasi, was described by the prosecution as a television host who lived in Nungua, while the fifth defendant, Andy, was reported to be on the run.
Agradaa, the owner of Thunder TV, sponsored a program sometime in 2020 when he purposefully mocked the complainant by displaying his naked images on live television along with all the other accused people who were panelists on the program.
The accused parties urged Agradaa to make fun of the complainant in the process, the prosecution claims.
It said that the show was broadcast live on Facebook and YouTube, where a witness in the case saw it and alerted the complaint.
The prosecution informed the court that Agradaa knowingly provided a witness in the case with personal pictures of the complainant.
It stated that the complainant called the police to report the incident.
Except for Andy, all of the suspected people were detained during investigations.
According to the prosecution, the police were able to locate the complainant’s private photos that Agradaa had shared or circulated.
During an investigation, the police acquired the program’s tape from which the intimate photographs were exhibited and played it for each of the accused individuals who had also identified themselves in the program’s video.