A 29-year-old self-styled man of God who was arrested earlier this year for fingering five ladies has been re-arrested for a sex-related offence.
Pastor Richard Addo was arrested around 2pm yesterday afternoon for allegedly defiling a 16-year-old girl.
The suspect is being detained in the cells of the Nungua Domestic Violence and Victim Support Unit (DOVVSU) while investigations continue.
The police are tight-lipped on the latest arrest of the randy self-styled Man of God.
According to information available to DAILY GUIDE, the suspect, Richard Addo, parades himself as a pastor and fellowships with the Word Miracle Church, Nungua but the authorities have denied that he is part of their congregation. The church says it has no branch at Nungua.
He is said to lure his victims with revelations and thereafter charges them money so he can buy olive oil to undertake spiritual interventions for them.
Having adequately grabbed his victims, he proceeds to assault them sexually as in the case of the girl in question.
He was granted bail by an Accra circuit court after his arrest by the Adenta District Police for fingering five ladies.
Even as the case was pending in court, the suspect allegedly defiled the 16-year-old girl at Nungua and was subsequently grabbed yesterday afternoon.
Pastor Addo was nabbed by the Adenta District Police Command for allegedly inserting his fingers into the private parts of five women under the pretext of praying for them in February this year.
The self-styled man of God was arrested after one of the women reported the incident to the police.
He was also said to have charged the women various amounts of money between GHÃ‚Â¢150 to GHÃ‚Â¢200.
According to one of the victims, she met the so-called man of God in November 2010 on the streets when he prophesied that he could see a vision in which a baby was walking and crying behind her.
‘I then confessed to him that I have had an abortion before and he said that he would help me pray to break that bondage.
‘We then made an appointment to meet at my hostel for prayers. Later, he asked me to give him GHÃ‚Â¢150 to purchase olive oil for the deliverance prayers while the remaining balance would also be used as seed money for prayer request.’
According to her, during a subsequent prayer session, Prophet Richard Addo asked her to remove her clothes and go naked, in a hotel room while he used the olive oil to rub her whole body as he administered the olive oil into her vagina.
Another victim also narrated that Prophet Richard Addo, after meeting her, prophesied that it had been revealed to him that she was barren.
‘He made me to pay GHÃ‚Â¢200 for olive oil and the rest to be used as prayer request.’
She maintained that Prophet Richard Addo inserted four of his fingers under her private parts while praying for her.
Meanwhile, a police source at the Nungua Domestic Violence and Victim Support unit, who confirmed the arrest, said the police were yet to take statements from both parties.
By Linda Tenyah