Chiefs ban pastor who slept with aunt for 19 years

The chiefs of Gomoa Ojobi in the Gomoa East District of the Central Region has banned a 57-year-old pastor of the African Faith Tabernacle Church from churching in the community after having an affair with his aunt who already has 11 children.

The chiefs also fined Pastor Peter Inkoom three sheep, three bottles of Schnapps and an amount of GH¢300 to be used to perform the necessary rituals to cleanse the community.

Already, Pastor Inkoom has reportedly presented the bottles of Schnapps and the sheep for the rituals but the chiefs are awaiting the amount.

The Odontenhene of Gomoa Ojobi Nana Eduafo II, in an interview with Onua TV’s Maakye jointly hosted by Bright Kwasi Asempa, Adwoa Konadu-Yiadom and Anokyewaaba Serwaa on Friday, explained that the incest has been going on for the past 19 years but several attempts by the family members to prevail on the two adults to halt it proved futile.

He said Pastor Inkoom’s own brother reported the matter to the chiefs to summon the two over the act.

Nana Eduafo II said the woman already has 11 children and has passed her menopause so she could not conceive.

Asked why the matter was not reported to the police because it is incest and it is against the laws of Ghana, the chief said they have done the traditional aspect of it but Joseph Quarshie, the brother of the pastor who reported the matter, can do same at a police station for action to be taken.