Rev Edward Buabeng: Pastor Jailed 519 Years For Defrauding Over 100 People To The Tune Of GH₵2 Million
- The General Overseer of Liberty Vineyard International Ministries, Rev Edward Buabeng, has been sentenced to prison
- The Ghanaian cleric was jailed 519 years for defrauding 173 people to the tune of GH₵2 million
- Suspect number 2 was acquitted and discharged while another is currently on the run
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Accra: Rev Edward Buabeng, a Ghanaian pastor and General Overseer of Liberty Vineyard International Ministries, has been sentenced to 519 years in prison.
According to a report by Multimedia Ghana, specifically adomonline.com, the Ghanaian minister was found guilty on 173 counts of conspiracy to commit a crime and defrauding by false pretenses.
The report further revealed that the verdict was made in the Accra Circuit Court, which was presided over by judge Evelyn Asamoah.
The case came to its final conclusion after a three-year trial, in which 12 witnesses from over 100 defrauded victims were called to testify against the accused persons.
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In 2019, when the pastor and two other suspects first appeared in court, the DailyGuideNetwork reported that the pastor had been accused of duping people of various sums of money totaling over GH¢2 million.
The second accused person, Wilfred Brown who is an accountant was, however, acquitted and discharged by the judge on all of the charges.
Aubrey des-Bordes Mends who happens to be the third accused person, fleed just after her plea was taken and granting of bail at the commencement of the case and a bench warrant was issued by the court for Aubrey’s arrest.
Ghanaian Pastor Asking Church Members To Pay $1000 To Be Blessed Gets Completely Ignored
In an earlier story, a Ghanaian pastor became the talk of many after a video of him asking for money from members surfaced on social media.
The post sighted by YEN.com.gh on the TikTok timeline of @omarpmg had the man initially requesting $1000 (GH₵14,009) or $500 (GH₵7004) but got no one standing up. He then moved to GH₵2,000 and finally GH₵1,000 but still did not get anyone coming forward.
He was heard assuring the congregation of pleasing if they sacrificed their money to honour other pastors.
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