- Reverend Sam Korankye Ankrah says the people of Denkyira Obuasi have been cursed for generations for killing Major Maxwell Mahama of the Ghana Army
- He said Denkyira Obuasi youth will die young and that no leader will come from the community
- The pastor said only three days of fasting and prayers by members of the community can lift the curse
Reverend Sam Korankye Ankrah, the founder of the Royal House Chapel International, has claimed that a curse has been placed on the people of Denkyira-Obuasi in the Central Region for killing Major Maxwell Mahama.
Major Mahama, an officer in the Ghana Army, was killed by a mob at Denkyira-Obuasi in May after people allegedly mistook him for an armed robber.
The mob shot him several times and hit him with dangerous objects such as cement blocks and tree branches.
They then set his body ablaze in a killing that provoked fierce outrage and condemnation from members of the public.
According to a report by Accra-based Starr FM, Rev. Korankye Ankrah spoke at a church in East Legon and said that by killing Major Mahama, the Denkyira Obuasi people had inflicted a curse on themselves.
He said the curse was so dangerous that people in the community would die once they clock 33 years, which was Major Mahama's age when he was killed.
He said people in the community would not prosper and that they would be unable to produce leaders for generations.
The reverend added that the curse would only be lifted if powerful men of God led the people of the community in a three-day fasting and prayer session.
Several social media users who commented on YEN.com.gh's Facebook page, on Wednesday, condemned Rev. Korankye Ankrah's remarks, which they said were inconsistent with the teachings of the Bible.
They said although the killing of the army officer by some people in Denkyira-Obuasi was an evil act, the preacher had no right to lay curses on them.
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