The funeral of a prophetess, Mary Aku, based in Nsawam in the Eastern region of Ghana was brought to an abrupt end when her colleague prophet allegedly bolted with the funeral cash. According to reports, the pastor (name withheld) after church members, friends and sympathizers had given their donations, quickly rushed for the offering bowl and sped off the funeral grounds at Peprah junction in Nsawam. Kwaku Anoma, son of the deceased who broke the story to Adom News said his uncle sustained serious injuries when he tried to stop the pastor.
He said the pastor reportedly told them to bring the money so that he would anoint it and offer some prayers, but took to his hills when the offering bowl was handed over to him. “My mother is the prophetess in the church so all the members, friends and sympathisers in the town gave a lot of money to support the funeral, but the pastor quickly rushed for the money and sped off” he added.
Kwaku Anoma stated that the family members are astonished at the conduct of the supposed Man of God whom hitherto commanded a lot of respect in the town. “We respected the pastor very much that was why we allowed him to officiate the burial service but he has lost our respect for running away with the money” he fumed.
Also, a brother of the deceased, Solomon Okain who sustained serious injuries during the brawl accused his brother-in-law for the disgraceful act. He claimed his sister husband whose name was given only as teacher Tano connived with the pastor to rob and subject the family to public ridicule.
Mr. Okain said they became confused and did not know what to do initially but later went to the police and reported the matter. “As a pastor, we expect him to do the right thing but he has shown that he is fake” he exclaimed.
Solomon Okain has vowed to do everything within his power to redeem the image of his sister who died at the age of 59 years.