Rev. Isaac Owusu-Bempah, General Overseer of Glorious Word Power Ministry International, has said that it was rather a junior pastor of his church who allegedly impregnated three ladies, prompting the elders of the church to intervene with a demotion and indefinite suspension.
The revelation was contained in a correspondence from Rev. Owusu-Bempah, in which he discounted media reports that he had impregnated a certain Marian Asamoah.
Rev Owusu-Bempah disclosed that just when elders of the church were discussing the issue, two reports were received regarding other ladies the junior pastor, Felice Garr, had put in the family way.
When he was presented with the allegations, the junior pastor admitted to the misdemeanour amidst sobs, whereupon he was demoted and suspended.
Rev. Owusu-Bempah’s revelation about the junior pastor’s conduct was contained in a rejoinder to DAILY GUIDE in which he denied that he had impregnated the 25-year-old Marian Asamoah.
In his narration, he said Marian was brought to him by her mother five years ago to be exorcised of an unknown spirit.
Following the frequent reliefs the lady got through his spiritual intervention, her mother, he said, asked that he accepted her in his residence, a request which he claimed he declined.
Upon the plea of some elders of his church, he obliged the request, whereupon the lady moved in with him.
“I therefore added Marian to two other female siblings who were staying under my roof and she shared a common room with them,” he explained.
In the course of her stay in his house, he said, she confessed to him that she had been impregnated by Pastor Felice Garr, a junior clergyman in the church.
This name was wrongly presented as Felix by the media, he said, adding that upon hearing about the pregnancy, he asked the now pregnant Marian to vacate his house since her conduct was unacceptable.
Her mother, he explained, pleaded that she be allowed to stay in the house until she delivered.
It took the intervention of her mother who said the lady had threatened to abort the pregnancy if the reverend moved her out of his house, alongside his own mother’s plea, to make him keep her under his roof till delivery.
For his punishment, the defaulting junior pastor was demoted following a meeting of senior pastors of the church, Rev Owusu-Bempah noted in his correspondence.
The clergyman said never in the course of the lady’s stay in his house did he have any amorous relationship with her.
He said he and Pastor Felice Garr were not fighting over who the father of the child was, as reported in some newspapers.
“The confession by Marian Asamoah that she was lured by Felice Garr, together with another dismissed Deputy General Overseer of the church, to concoct the story to defame me in revenge for my open dismissal of the two of them from the church, negates the allegation of Chief Inspector Oppong of DOVVSU that I lured Marian Asamoah into having sexual intercourse with me which resulted in pregnancy,” he said.
He described as ironic, the allegation that Marian, whom he allowed to stay in his house so she would not abort the pregnancy, would turn around to say that it was because she refused to abort the pregnancy that “I declined to accept the pregnancy and failed to take care of her until she delivered.”
He said he never asked the lady to come for a massage which developed into sex and did not also ask her to go for an HIV test.
Rev. Owusu-Bempah pointed out that DOVVSU had not, to date, been able to rebut the position of his lawyers that the agency had no power to order a paternity test and that only a court of competent jurisdiction could do so.
The aggrieved reverend urged DOVVSU to give prominence to the delegation of chiefs and elders from the Jamestown Palace which asked that the matter be taken away from the police for settlement.
He found it weird that the police were still unable to track down Marian, the complainant who provided her telephone number to them.
Source Daily Guide