The Akim Swedru Circuit Court in Ghana has sentenced a pastor, Benjamin Gyamfi, to 18 years in prison for defiling a 14-year-old girl.
Narrating the incident to Citi News, the Akyim Oda Police Commander DSP Stephen Boadi said the pastor told the mother of the victim that her daughter was possessed with evil spirits so she needs to be exorcized.
DSP Boadi added it was during the spiritual rites that Gyamfi defiled the minor leading to his arrest and subsequent trial.
“In the course of the prayers, he said he saw in a vision that the victim was possessed by a spirit of disrespect, so he needed to help the child out and around 8pm he took the victim out of the house to exorcise the spirit,” DSP Boadi said.
DSP Boadi further mentioned that during the prayers, the pastor gave the victim some tablets to take which rendered the victim unconscious. “The victim then woke up to realise the pastor was having sex with her. After three rounds, the pastor dispatched the victim to the mother.”
He added, “The pastor then told the mother that the spirit was so strong that after exorcism, the victim was very weak therefore she needed rest.” Gyamfi was arrested after the victim started bleeding from her private part and revealed her ordeal in the hands of the pastor to her mother.