Lawyer and social commentator, Maurice Ampaw, has asked the Ghana Police Service not to be lenient with Rev. Obofour but to ensure that the law is fully enforced in the ongoing investigation against the pastor.
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Following Rev. Obofour’s arrest by the Police on November 1, 2019, Ampaw says the ‘man of God’ needs to be punished severely to serve as an example to other pastors who seem to believe they are above the law.
The controversial lawyer also stated that the arrest of the General Overseer of Anointed Palace Chapel was long overdue.
Speaking in an interview on Hot FM about Rev. Obofour allowing a man to smoke wee in his church, Maurice Ampaw said though he was disappointed in the police for taking too long to arrest Rev. Obofour, he wants the law to take full force in the matter.
He added that most Ghanaian pastors have been engaging in criminal activities with “impunity” which have negative repercussions on children.
“Rev. Obofour, what he did I’m extremely disappointed in the Police because you shouldn’t have started a campaign before they arrest him.
Most pastors of today are engaging in criminal acts with impunity. The things they do in their churches; some are insulting, that provokes people, disturbing public peace, offensive conducts; all these are captured on social media which deprecate the minds of children,” he noted.
Lawyer Ampaw says because no one monitors the actions of pastors in Ghana, they have become arrogant and have also swayed away from the work of God.
“Rev. Obofour is becoming swollen-headed; he is deviating from his calling because of arrogance to the extent of saying overtaking is allowed, smoke the wee no one can do you anything,…how dare him? he should be punished severely to let other pastors know that they are not above the law,” he added.
Rev. Obofour was recently in the news for alleged hiring the services of a young man to smoke 'wee' in his church. The man identified as Razak Lomotey also revealed how he was hired to smoke 'wee' in front of Obofour. Lomotey said he was paid by Abruku Abruka and Rev. Obofour to put up the act in the church.
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