Saturday, July 23, 2011

29 year oldPastor arrested for fingering 5 women

A 29-year-old self-styled Man of God has been arrested by the Adenta District Police Command for allegedly inserting his fingers into the private parts of five women
under the pretext of praying for them.

Prophet Richard Addo, who claims to be a member of Word Miracle Church at Nungua, a suburb of Accra, was arrested after one of the women boldly reported the incident to the police.

As at press time yesterday, the five complainants had given their statements to the Adenta police about the alleged acts of Prophet Richard Addo.

According to information available to Nigeria newspapers, Prophet Addo also charged the women various amounts of money ranging from GH¢150 to GH¢200 and as well tried to ravage their bodies.

According to one of the victims (named with-held), she met the man of God in November 2010 on the street where he told her that he had had a vision in which a baby was walking behind her and crying.

"I then confessed to him that I have had an abortion before and he said that he will help me pray to break that bondage.

"We then made an appointment to meet at my hostel for prayers. Later, he asked me to give him G¢150 to purchase olive oil for the deliverance prayers while the remaining balance will also be used as seed money for prayer request."

According to her, during a subsequent prayer session, Prophet Richard Addo asked her to strip naked in a hotel room while he used the olive oil to rub her whole body, following which he inserted the olive oil into her vagina.

Another victim also narrated that Prophet Richard Addo after meeting her, said it had been revealed to him that she was barren.

"He made me to pay GH¢200 for olive oil and the rest to be used as prayer request fees."

She maintained that Prophet Richard Addo inserted four of his fingers into her private parts while praying for her.

Confirming the story to Nigeria Newspapers, Adenta District Police Commander, DSP Stephen Kofi Ahiatafu, said the victims reported to the police on Monday February 14, 2011 about what they allegedly went through at the hands of the self-styled pastor.

He said one of the victims reported first to the station that the said man of God took her laptop, an amount of GH¢150 and fingered her as well under the pretext of praying for her.

DSP Ahiatafu said in all, five women, some of whom were married and others students, had lodged complaints against the pastor.

"After collecting money from them, Prophet Richard Addo then takes them to a hotel room, rubs olive oil on their bodies, and inserts his fingers into their private pans as well," the commander said.

He appealed to other women who might have fallen victim to his acts to report at the station.

When the self-styled man of God was asked to demonstrate how he did it, he said he inserted his four fingers into the women's vaginas with the help of the olive oil.

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