A pastor accused of fondling and kissing a church member during a prayer session, was put before an Accra Circuit Court on Friday charged with indecent assault.
Pastor Edmond Karikari Adjei, 40, of the Faith Words Ministry in Accra, who is said to have committed the act at Nii Boi Town in Accra, pleaded not guilty.
The court, presided by Mrs. Ruby Naa Adjeley Quaison, admitted Pastor Adjei to GH¢ 10,000.00 bail with two sureties, one to be a public servant earning not less than GH¢ 1,000.00.
He is expected back in court on September 26.
Prosecuting, Detective Inspector Kofi Atimbire said the complainant is an 18- year old student, residing at Chantan with her mother and other siblings.
He said the victim and her mother were members of the accused person’s church at Nii Boi Town.
On July 26, after closing from a prayer meeting, Pastor Adjei told the victim’s mother that he had had a revelation about the victim and requested that she meets him.
On August 30, this year, the pastor again called the victim and her mother in connection with the revelation and the victim quickly went to the accused person house to see him flowing instructions from her mother.
During their meeting, prosecution said accused person” indicated that he had had another revelation showing that she had abdominal pains.
The brought anointing oil and asked the complainant to sit by him in a three sofa chair and she obliged.
Insp. Atimbire said Pastor Adjei folded the complainant’s sweater up and pulled her trousers downwards and administered the anointed oil on her navel and abdomen.
According to the prosecutor, the accused person lifted the complainant from the sofa chair, held her tight, fondled and kissed her.
A report was made to the Police and Pastor Adjei was arrested. GNA