Monday, February 18, 2008

PASTOR INVOKES ANTOA NYAMAA ...Over stolen mobile phone (Mirror, Front Page Lead)

From Kwame Asare Boadu, Tepa

An evangelist on a crusade at Tepa in the Ashanti Region did the unthinkable when he invoked the renowned Ashanti deity, Antoa Nyamaa, to curse whoever stole his mobile phone and cash of GH¢106.
Evangelist Kofi Adu was alleged to have broken three eggs and invoked Antoa Nyamaa to kill the one who broke into his room to steal the phone and the cash.
The act, seen as abominable in the Tepa Traditional Area, incurred the wrath of the traditional authorities who moved to get the evangelist to pay a fine of three sheep and drinks to pacify the gods of the land.
A source at the traditional council told The Mirror at Tepa last Tuesday that, the traditional council initiated the process to invite the evangelist to the Omanhene’s court to answer charges against him.However, the intervention of the district police commander prevented the council from carrying on with the “trial” of the evangelist.
Nonetheless, at the end of the day, Evangelist Adu was made to reverse the curse under the eagle eyes of a linguist of the Omanhene by name Kyeame Poku.
The source said the incident happened at Tepa on January 31, this year.
The Evangelist was said to have retired to the community centre at Tepa where he lodged after a preaching session at the main car park
It said while having a rest at the community centre, the evangelist claimed that someone sneaked into his room to steal the mobile phone and the cash.
According to the source, the evangelist had claimed that the money he received from the crusade was to be used as charity.
The source said unable to contain the situation, Evangelist Adu went for three eggs, dropped one in the room, one in the main yard of the community centre and another outside the building to curse the thief.
An onlooker quickly informed the traditional council who later invited the evangelist for the traditional trial at the palace until the police commander intervened.

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