Prophet Nkansah Fights For Freedom
Prophet Daniel Yaw Nkansah
Prophet Daniel Yaw Nkansah, a failed presidential hopeful and founder of the New Vision Pentecostal Church, has filed a motion for stay of execution in respect of his conviction pending appeal.
He argued that the judgement obtained by one Mrs. Sikiratu Obe against him in a land litigation was attained by fraud.
The controversial man of God cum politician was recently handed a six-month jail term for contempt by an Accra High Court.
The court presided over by Justice Peter Dei-Offei found him guilty of the offence with no option of a fine after he allegedly disobeyed the court’s order.
His conviction followed a long trial interspersed by many adjournments at the instance of Prophet Nkansah who also doubles as leader of the New Vision Party (NVP) in Accra.
Disobeys Court Order
Prophet Nkansah incurred the wrath of the judge after he had prevented the applicant, one Mrs. Obe from enforcing the substantive judgement she had won against the Prophet.
The conviction was based on the fact that after bailiffs had executed the judgement in favour of the applicant by locking up shops wrongfully erected on her land at Bubuashie, a suburb of Accra, Prophet Nkansah organised his boys to re-open the shops and prevented the applicant from repossessing her property.
In convicting the 2008 presidential candidate of the NVP, the court said it had noted Prophet Nkansah’s arrogance and lack of remorse for his conduct.
The trial judge however said he had considered the passionate plea for leniency by his counsel, from Cudjoe Arthur Chambers to temper justice with mercy and accordingly handed him the six-month jail term.
The NVP presidential hopeful is currently standing trial for myriad of offences including robbery at the Accra Circuit Court One.
Led in evidence by Chief Inspector Emmanuel Afful in the alleged robbery trial involving himself at an Accra Circuit Court yesterday, one Stephen Ped Andam, a tenant in Prophet Nkansah’s store at Atico Junction said he duly paid a sum of GH¢100,650 for occupancy of the stores.
He told the court presided over by Francis Obiri that he had paid the money in less than 10 instalments in which a receipt and a tenancy agreement were issued by Prophet Nkansah to cover same.
But Prophet Nkansah in a sharp rebuttal from the dock denied issuing the receipt to Mr. Ped Andam.
The leader of NVP is facing six counts of conspiracy to rob and robbery with his son, Daniel Boahene Nkansah Jnr, and eight others, two of whom are currently at large.
They are said to have robbed one Mr. Ped Andam, of his Samsung S4, iPhone, Dell laptop with charger, cheque books, international drivers’ licence, certificates, iPad 32GB and cash of GH¢55,000.
Prophet Nkansah, in connivance with his son and the 10 others, are also alleged to have made away with a Blackberry Q10 mobile phone and cash of GH¢500 belonging to one Geshon Essel, while another person, Billy Apeku Ken, also claims his Samsung mobile phone, Dell laptop and cash of GH¢750 are missing.
The fourth complainant, Isaac Tetteh Korgbey, is also accusing the man of God and the 11 others of the disappearance of his Dell laptop and Sony video camera.
One Emmanuel Nana Kwaku Badu has also complained of his missing wallet containing GH¢1,000 and I.D. cards.
Sitting continues today.
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By Jeffrey De-Graft Johnson
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