Four persons who allegedly pretended to be cripples with some serious illnesses and claimed to have been healed during church service, have been nabbed by the Tema police.
Their names were mentioned as Kofi Fobi, 36, who resides at Kasoa in the Central Region; Victoria Gbafa, 55; Christiana Atta, 27 and Eunice Ohenewaa, 26, who travelled all the way from Nsawam in the Eastern Region to Ashaiman for the supposed fake miracle.
They were said to have been healed by a pastor of Glorious Word International located at Lebanon, a suburb of Ashaiman, in order to entice more people into the church. They were arrested two hours into the program.
Confirming the arrest to DAILY GUIDE, Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Juliana Obeng, Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the Tema Regional Police Command, explained that during the service which started at about 7:00 am, the pastor asked the congregation if there was anyone suffering from any illness and two of the suspects responded that they had brought their sick relatives for healing.
According to her, the pastor led the congregation to pray for the sick people who were unable to stand on their feet.
The PRO added that after the prayers, the pastor asked the sick people to walk and instantly they were able to walk and even danced to the glory of God without any support from the supposed relatives who brought them.
ASP Obeng disclosed that the suspects were arrested after the Overseer of the church had reported them to the police before the actual church service began.
According to her, the suspects were led by one Kofi Fobi to Pastor Prince Amoah Medereth, General Overseer of Glorious Word International, and discussed with him that they wanted to help his church to grow for a fee of GH¢80 per person. Their modus operandi was to feign sick so that Pastor Prince would pray to heal them.
Pastor Prince informed the police who attended the church healing service and when the suspects showed up, feigned sick as planned and went through the healing process, were arrested, according to ASP Obeng.
She said the suspects admitted the offence during interrogations and would be arraigned before court after they had been charged.
From Vincent Kubi, Ashaiman