An Accra Circuit Court will on May 18 decide the fate of Pastor Edmund Karikari Adjei, who allegedly fondled and kissed an 18-year-old girl during a deliverance session at Nii Boi-Town in Accra.
The court fixed the date after both the prosecution and the defence closed their case.
Pastor Adjei pleaded not guilty to the charge of indecent assault.
Chief Inspector Kofi Atimbire told the court that the complainant is a student, who resides with her family at Chantan, a suburb of Accra, while Adjei is the head pastor of Faith Words Ministry located at Nii-Boi Town.
He said the victim and her mother are members of the church of the accused.
Prosecution said on July 26, 2016 after a prayer session, Adjei told the victim’s mother that he had a revelation about the victim and so wanted to meet her.
According to the prosecution, on August 30, 2016, Adjei called the victim and her mother and reminded them about the issue.
At about 1600 hours same day, the victim went to see Adjei in his house as directed by her mother.
During conversation with the pastor in his room, prosecution said Adjei told the victim that he had another revelation about her having abdominal pains.
Adjei then brought out anointing oil and ordered the victim to sit by him in a sofa chair, which the victim obliged.
Prosecution said Adjei folded the sweater of the victim upwards and pulled down her pair of trousers.
Adjei applied anointing oil on the victim’s navel and abdomen fondled her breast and kissed her.
The victim reported the matter to the Police and Adjei was arrested.
During interrogation by the police, Adjei admitted the offence in his caution statement.
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