A self-styled pastor at Logbe-Adzeakoe, Emmanuel Kwasi Vitsorkpe, 50, has made his third appearance before the Ho Circuit Court, for allegedly somodizing four teenage boys.
Vitsorkpe, who is also a farmer, has pleaded not guilty to four counts of unnatural carnal knowledge and was remanded in prison custody, yesterday to re-appear today.
The court, presided over by Mrs. Roberta Otriso, was told that Vitsorkpe’s victims were two 14-year-old and two 16-year-olds, all Junior high School students.
Presenting the facts of the case, Assistant Superintendent (ASP) Mr. Isaac Ahor, disclosed that in July, last year, Vitsorkpe the founder of a prayer camp in the community, visited the house of one of the boys and engaged him in conversation.
He told the boy that he would be impotent in the future, and therefore, invited him to his house for prayers, and when the boy honored the invitation, he had anal sex with him.
“Since then, the victim has become his sexual partner,” the prosecutor told the court.
ASP Ahor said that same month, another boy fell ill and visited the prayer camp, and the accused, after praying for and anointing him with oil, asked him to go home.
The boys condition, however, worsened, and therefore, went back to the camp.
This time, the accused took him to his room and sodomized him.
The prosecution said in September last year, a third boy visited the prayer camp and was told by the accused that he was possessed by demonic spirits which would make it difficult for him to have children in the future.
The accused asked the boy to bring him a packet of candles, which he did.
The boy was then told by the accused that the only way to cast out the demons was for him to have anal sex with him.
He convinced the boy and had it with him.
The accused invited another boy who was passing by the prayer camp and told him that he was being spiritually chased by girls and that would affect his studies.
He asked the boy to see him later in the evening for prayers.
When the boy turned up at the prayer camp, the accused, after praying for him, requested that he waits for him in his room.
A few minutes later, the accused entered the room, ordered the boy to strip naked and told him that he needed to have anal sex with him, to exorcise the evil spirits.
The accused, then abused the boy, sexually.
In November last year, one of the boys narrated his ordeal to his school chaplain, and this led to the arrest of the accused.
Source: The Ghanaian Times
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