A neighbour of Rev Owusu Bempah has disclosed how the man of God has turned his church into a militant establishment.
Rhoda Imoro Ayana, a former Vice Chairperson of CPP said she lives closer to Rev Owusu Bempah and she always see him move in a pick up full of soldiers and wonders why a man of God could enjoy such privileges from the state.
“Owusu Bempah is a big man. He lives by me, not too far from my house and I do see him. Owusu Bempah moves with a pickup full of soldiers and I keep asking myself how come? He is not the president. He goes and they are always behind. You can ask the people who live around me, it is something that we know. I mean apart from the dispatch rider who sends other pastors home. We have made church people feel big, I don’t know what they contribute because if they are doing their work, even the corruption and all these other ills in society would’ve been minimised. But instead, we have so many church leaders with so much power and yet we are not a very safe country,” she said.
“I asked myself what he and his gang were doing with guns. This whole idea of church members, people who are supposed to be peace-loving, holding guns, weapons and threatening people is very worrying. If you read a little about what happened in Rwanda where a priest took part in the massacre or aided in the massacring of people, you tend to get worried and I am worried. This morning I would wish that the police service would search Owusu Bempah’s house and search his church for any cache of weapons. Because you see, the kind of attitude when you look at the videos that are coming out and you see the audacity with which his members talk, you don’t know what is happening. It’s a kind of militant church, that’s the way I see it and we cannot allow such churches to exist in this country,” she stated.