An alleged bastard son of renowned preacher, Mensah Otabil has popped up, seeking recognition and acceptance from the man he claims to be his father.
In a video that has since gone viral on social media, Kwadzo Togah, a head porter at the Kaneshie Market in Accra, claims Pastor Dr. Mensah Otabil, founder and leader of the International Central Gospel Church (ICGC) is his father.
Again, contrary to the popularly held belief, the impoverished man claims Otabil is an Ewe man who has hidden his true tribal identity.
Kawdzo Togah also claims that he is the namesake of his father aka Dr. Mensah Otabil who had named him after himself.
“He is my father, I used to live with him at Daboase Nkwanta. At that time he was not a Pastor but a farmer. I later traveled from Daboase to Tarkwa to visit my mother who is called Fati,” claims the younger Togah.
He adds for good measure; “Mensah Otabil is an Ayigbe (Ewe) man; it’s his mother that is an Ahanta her name is Baale Kwane from Ahanta Agona Nkwanta, Agona Fie. His mother grew to a ripe old age of 97 before she died.”
Kwadwo Togah made these claims in an interview with one Evangelist Appiah, who though expressed skepticism about the claims, could not overlook the striking resemblance between the claimant and the renowned preacher.