Ghanaian Pastor builds tomb for himself, wife in his house

Ghanaian Pastor builds tomb for himself, wife in his house

- The 'Man of God' says he doesn't want any brawl amongst his family on his final resting place

- Pastor Obotuo says his tomb and that of his wife will serve as a tourist centre after their demise

Founder and leader of In Him Is Life Church International, Rev. Isaac Opoku, widely known as Obotuo has disclosed that he has built a huge house with two tombs for himself and his wife for their burial when they die.

According to the Ghanaian preacher, his decision was informed by numerous controversies associated with funeral rites across the country.

Ghanaian Pastor builds tomb for himself, wife in his house

Rev. Isaac Opoku, aka Obotuo

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To him, the two tombs will serve as the final resting place for him and his wife when they are finally called to eternity.

Speaking exclusively to Kofi TV, Pastor Obotuo revealed that his move will also grant persons who may want to conduct various researches into his life after his demise easy access to his tomb.

“I don’t want any brawls when I’m dead. I have taken a decision on where I want to be buried, hence, the reason for the tombs,” he said.

The religious leader added that, “I was born at a cottage, I have gone through a lot to become who I am today so I know people would definitely research about me. I’m a pastor, a lecturer, a philanthropist. I don’t want the location of my tomb to be problematic for researchers.”

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Alluding to the scriptures to support his decision, Rev Opoku said, the Bible talks about the essence of having a decent funeral, therefore, preparing his tomb before his dead is not out of the ordinary.

“Ecclesiastes 6.3 says, 'a person may have a hundred children and live a long time, but no matter how long he lives, if he does not get his share of happiness and does not receive a decent burial, then I say that a baby born dead is better off.’ I have witnessed funerals of some pastors, been to state burials, been to where Kwame Nkrumah was buried; I may not recognized by the state to be given a befitting burial. I don’t want to be buried anywhere for burial sake…” he intimated.

Rev Opoku explaining why he added that of his wife said, “I’m not selfish, she has been of help. She is a part of me so I would want us to continue our journey. The Bible says Sarah and Abraham were buried on the same land; same as Isaac and Rebecca; Jacob and Leah.”

The ‘man of God’ further said the tomb will be covered with a glass so people could see his remains, adding that his body will be embalmed to the extents that it will last for over 300 years and the tomb will serve as a tourist center.

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Watch Pastor Obotuo's full interview on Kofi TV

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