Prophet Nicholas Osei, also known as Kumchacha, will not be prosecuted over the allegation of attempted rape of a married woman.
A source at the Ashanti Regional Police Command in Kumasi told the Daily Graphic that the police had dropped further investigations into the case because the evidence before them so far did not incriminate the pastor in any way.
The Public Relations Officer of the Ashanti Regional Police Command, Chief Inspector Yusif Mohammed Tanko, had earlier told the Daily Graphic that the docket on the case had been forwarded to the Attorney-General’s Department for advice.
However, when the Chief State Attorney in charge of the Ashanti Region, Mr William Kpobi, was contacted, he said his office had not received any such docket.
“I can tell you on authority that the police have not sent any docket to this office,” he said.
Prophet Kumchacha, who is the Founder and Leader of the Heaven’s Gate Ministries, was being investigated for allegedly attempting to rape a 24-year-old woman at the Sanbra Hotel in Kumasi on May 23, 2011.
The woman had told the police that the prophet had invited her for prayers and counselling on that day.
She alleged that at the hotel the pastor told her that an evil spirit was tormenting her from her genitals and promised to exorcise her of the spirit.
The woman claimed she resisted attempts by the prophet to penetrate her and then raised an alarm, which attracted the attention of a number of people, including two persons who had accompanied her to the hotel.
She then lodged a complaint with the Central Police Station in Kumasi but attempts to arrest the prophet failed until the next morning when he reported himself to the police.
The prophet, on his arrest, denied the allegation against him, describing it as a frame-up.
He admitted that he had been lodging at the hotel over the past two years and had held a number of counselling sessions there.
After investigations, the police were unable to prosecute him because the evidence produced by the alleged victim was not strong enough and appeared questionable.
Source Graphic Ghana