Friday, March 9, 2012
Ghana Pastor arrested for raping eight young girls
A randy, fugitive pastor, James Nana Kwasi Agyeman, has been arrested after jumping bail for about four years.
Nana Kwasi Agyeman, 42, Founder and General overseer of the Church of Shiva Linga Prayer Group in Abidjan, La Cote d’Ivoire and Dome in Accra, was re-arrested at his hideout at Techiman in the Brong-Ahafo Region after absconding for almost four years whilst standing trial on charges of defilement involving eight children.
He was hauled before an Accra Circuit Court yesterday where he was remanded into prison custody to re-appear on March 19, 2012.
Pastor James, who was domiciled in La Cote d’Ivoire, is reported to have defiled the eight children with ages ranging from three to 12 years old.
The pastor, who was the guardian of these children, is said to have cajoled their parents who were members of his church to allow them to live with him so he could bring them up uprightly in the fear of the Lord.
Unknown to these gullible members, Pastor James had hatched a diabolic plan to unleash his libido on the innocent children as he picked and chose who among them he should have sex with at will.
Suspicions are that the pastor had had several bouts of sex with the children on different occasions until his cup got full somewhere in January 2008, when he was arrested in Accra.
Chief Inspector Whoknows Attipoe, the station officer of the Accra Regional Domestic Violence Victim Support Unit (DOVVSU), told DAILY GUIDE that Pastor James was first arrested in Dome after the alleged defilement case was reported against him in 2008.
The suspect was then charged after investigations on eight counts of defilement.
He was subsequently arraigned and bailed somewhere in February 2008, following an application filed by his counsel.
He made a couple of appearances in court afterwards but later jumped bail.
James was never seen again until he was spotted somewhere in Techiman on Sunday March 4, 2012.
He was re-arrested and put before court yesterday.
Pastor James would re-appear before court on March 19, 2012.