The Christian society in Ghana remains one of the religious sect with the most recorded cases of scandals from men of God to congregants. In this piece, we bring your way a list of the most “scandalous” men of God in Ghana in recent times.
Bishop Daniel Obinim:
Talk of one of the most controversial and scandalous self-proclaimed pastors in Ghana and founder of the International God’s Way Church, Bishop Daniel Obinim’s name would definitely pop up. The scandals reported by Obinim remain endless – from stomping his feet on the belly of a heavily pregnant woman in the name of deliverance to the brutalizing of a journalist who had made a reportage against his church. Just recently, Obinim was seen on live television laying hands on the genitals of men who had been suffering from sexual impotence.
In the wake of seeming religious scandals, the self-professed prophet always finds himself in the wrong side of the public through most of his ”disturbing” and ”controversially partisan” prophecies. Just recently, this controversial man of God revealed that he would burn his Bible should President Mahama be retained as president after the November 7 general elections.
Founder and leader of the Ebenezer Miracle Worship Center, Prophet Opambuor has not been in the news of late not until his disturbing verbal assault against a radio personality of Adom FM. In what has been seen as a very shameful verbal assault unbefitting of a so-called man of God, Prophet Opambour was heard stating that ‘‘his wife’s butt was nicer than the face” of the said news presenter. The biggest came in 2008 when he and fetish priest Nana Kwaku Bonsam challenged each other to a spiritual contest at the Jubilee Park in Kumasi. On the agreed date, Kweku Bonsam arrived at the Jubilee Park for the spiritual battle, but Opambour was nowhere to be found. The prophet later announced that he thought the agreed venue was the Independence Square in Accra, so he had traveled all the way from Kumasi to the capital for the show.
Prophet Nicholas Osei, also known as Kumchacha got arrested by the police for allegedly attempting to rape a married woman at a hotel in Kumasi. Being the leader of Heaven Gate Ministries, he is reported to have told a 21-year-old woman that the Holy Spirit had directed him to exorcise an evil spirit that was tormenting her in the genitals and thwarting her efforts at making any progress in life. The Minister of the Gospel reportedly attempted to use his male organ to exorcise the evil spirits but the woman resisted the action and raised an alarm, which attracted many people to the Sanbra Hotel, where he was engaged in a counseling session.