The Asankragua Division of the Ghana Police Service in the Western Region is on the heels of the Head pastor of the Mega Word Chapel International in Enchi, Pastor Kenneth Mensah, who is alleged to have attempted to set fire on a woman at Kwasibokro but bolted with her GH¢40,000.
Narrating the incident to Divisional Police Commander Chief Superintendent Nana Kumi explained the fugitive pastor was introduced to the victim by her sister’s brother after she had returned to Ghana from Dubai to spend holidays with the family.
The victim is a nurse who has been working in Dubai for the past two years. On October 8, 2021, she returned to Ghana to enjoy the holidays with her family.
Her sister’s brother then referred her to Pastor Kenneth Mensah, the Head Pastor of the Mega Word International Chapel. The victim informed the pastor of her desire to travel once more. During one of their many conversations, the pastor informed her that there are bad spirits in her home. As a result, her next journey will only be effective if she undergoes a spiritual cleanse.”
Pastor Kenneth Mensah then told Chief Superintendent Nana Kumi to bring the money – GH40,000 – she intended to use to process her travel for cleaning, which she consented to. “The pastor arrived in Asankragwa on January 5, 2022, and stayed at the Royal Hotel. The pastor went to the room around 2:00 a.m. on January 6, 2022 to perform the cleansing.
Pastor Kenneth Mensah then told Chief Superintendent Nana Kumi to bring the money – GH40,000 – she intended to use to process her travel for cleaning, which she consented to.
“The pastor arrived in Asankragwa on January 5, 2022, and stayed at the Royal Hotel. The pastor went to the victim’s room around 2:00 a.m. on January 6, 2022 to perform the cleansing. He took the money, placed it in an envelope, sealed it in cello tape, and told her she could put it under her bed and sleep on it. The pastor had previously asked her to bring salt and sugar, according to the victim. He demanded that the victim face the window and utter particular words 24 times.
“After that, he handed the combination to the victim to consume,” the Asankragwa Divisional Police Commander added. She felt disoriented and fell asleep almost immediately after taking it. According to the sufferer, she began to experience a noxious burning feeling while sleeping, only to awaken to find her room enveloped in smoke and on fire. She reached for the money envelope in her hand. The envelope this time contained papers, some of which had burned, much to her astonishment. The brother, a carpenter, smashed through her door and rescued her after she shouted for help. She collapsed and was brought to the hospital as soon as she emerged.”
Pastor Kenneth Mensah has been proclaimed sought by his division, he said.