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State has no duty to save people from their stupidity - Kofi Bentil

Kofi Bentil

Mon, 10 Oct 2022 Source: www.ghanaweb.com

Kofi Bentil, vice president of IMANI Africa, has said Ghana as a sovereign State need not to save people from their own stupidity.

According to him, the state should rather focus on solving real problems facing Ghanaians and not plain stupidity.

He said, inasmuch as Ghanaians have the freedom of speech, freedom of association and freedom of worship, it requires some form of responsibility as well.

Bentil wrote on his Facebook timeline after it emerged on Saturday that Nana Agradaa, a former fetish priestess had subjected her church members to another 'sika gari' scam at her Heavenway Champion International Ministry.

The police later issued a statement that the fetish priestess turned evangelist had been arrested and assisting in investigations.

Kofi Bentil in his post submitted: "Freedom requires responsibility!!!

"The State has no duty to save a person from their own stupidity. We should focus on solving real problems, not plain stupidity."



GhanaWeb had earlier reported that some people showed in their numbers at the church of the ‘confidence trickster’ because the repented priestess had earlier advertised through her television channel, Thunder TV, that she was going to give out monies to people.

She is also said to have advertised that she would double monies that are brought to her church, Heavenway Champion International Ministry, on the day.

However, as has been typical of her, particularly from the days when she was a fetish priestess, it seems the evangelist only played on the gullibility of the scores of people who appeared at her church to extort monies from them.

When she was done, as has been shared in a number of the videos available to GhanaWeb, she booted them out of the building, aided by her well-built bodyguards.

A number of the affected people are also heard ranting and calling her out.

“This is Agradaa’s church, Heavenway, and she advertised on her TV station that she was going to share monies with everyone only for us to get here, and she rather collects monies from people. She told people to bring ten million (GHC10,000) and come for two billion (GHC200,000) after which she asked people to leave the church. Things immediately turned chaotic here,” a lady giving voice commentary in one of the videos said.

Meanwhile, the Police have arrested Patricia Asiedua, alias ‘Nana Agradaa’ following the allegations of a money-doubling scam levelled against her by some members of the public.

The suspect is currently assisting the Police with the investigation.

In a statement issued on October 9, 2022, the Police said, “Anyone who is a victim of the alleged money doubling scam should report to the Accra Regional Police Command for further action and to assist in the investigation”.

Watch some of the videos below:

Source: www.ghanaweb.com