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Pastor in fraud case excommunicated

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Emmanuel Amegashitsi, 35, a pastor of the Aflao based Faith Revelation Church, who promised to marry a woman and took GH¢5,000 from her for their wedding but jilted her later for being obese, has been excommunicated.

Amegashitsi, who pleaded not guilty to fraud at the Aflao Circuit Court, has been ordered out of the Church’s residential accommodation, Church sources told the Ghana News Agency on Thursday.

The sources said the church had been shocked by Amegashitsi’s behavior which cast a slur on the church, and was therefore being sacked.

Amegasitsi is on GH¢6,000 bail and would come before the court again on Friday.

Mr Michael Akemo, Detective Police Sergeant of Aflao told the Court that the complainant, Ms. Dzifa Amegashi, 31, is a caterer, who fellowships at Amegashitsi’s church.

He said Ms. Amegashi had confided in the Senior Pastor of the church that she wanted a virtuous and God fearing man for a husband.

Detective Akemo said the Senior Pastor hinted Amegashitsi, who was also said to be looking for a woman to marry.

The Prosecutor said Amegashitsi and Ms Amegashi therefore entered into a love relationship.

Mr Akemo said Amegashitsi sometime this year told Ms Amegashi that he needed a loan of GH¢5,000 to put their marriage plan in motion and pleaded with her to contact her mother for help.

He said Ms Amegashi’s mother had just received payment for a house she sold to the Senior Pastor, where Amegashitsi was staying.

Mr Akemo said Ms Amegashi was able to convince her mother to give her the amount which she in turn gave to Amegashitsi in her mother’s presence and was issued with a receipt.

Mr Akemo told the Court that on December 7th last year Ms Amegashi visited Amegasitsi on her birthday to pass the night with him, but her request was turned down by Amegashitsi who told her that he had fallen out of love with her because she was too fat for his liking.

Mr Akemo said Amegashitsi drove Ms Amegashi out of his room and returned her birthday gifts to him on the third day.

Mr Akemo said Ms Amegashi then demanded her GH¢5,000 but Amegashitsi told her that there was no such transaction between them and challenged her to go to court.

Mr Akemo said Police investigations established that Amegashitsi acquired two motorbikes from the GH¢5,000 which were being used to commute passengers.

Source: GNA

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