Pastor Edmond Kakrae Agyei, the founder and leader of Faith Word Church International, whose church is located at Nii Boi town, Accra, Ghana, has been arrested for molesting a female church member.
The victim described how the pastor claimed she was possessed by evil spirits and while pretending to cast out the spirits began touching her private parts intimately, rubbing it with anointing oil.
According to the victim, the Pastor tried to rape her, but she managed to escape after calling out for help. The pastor was charged for indecent assault and breach of trust after the incident.
The Divisional Crime Officer DSP Aba-Afari, who confirmed the incident, stated that the victim was an 18-year-old senior high school graduate who attended the church with her parents. They also said pastor Edmond had informed the victim’s parents earlier, that she was supposedly possessed by an evil spirit, alleging he saw that in a vision. He told the parents of the girl that they should allow her come for deliverance alone.
The victim alleged that on getting to the church, pastor Edmond insisted that the deliverance be carried out in his house.
Pastor Edmond proceeded by asking the victim if she ever had a boyfriend and if she had ever experienced menstrual pains, claiming that menstrual pains were from the devil. He claimed she could be delivered from the pain if she allowed him anoint her navel.
He commanded her to lie down, removed her dress and rubbed the oil on her navel and parts of her abdomen. He later asked her to remove her pants and proceeded to ‘anoint’ her private parts. When the victim tried to stop him from touching her intimately, he maintained he was being directed by the Holy Spirit. The pastor then tried to pin her down and tried to kiss her when she tried to get up and leave, making her shout for help, drawing her parents’ attention which led to his arrest.