Police in Gomoa Nyanyano, in the Central Region, have detained a 37-year-old self-described evangelist for allegedly sodomizing a 15-year-old boy.
The victim has been continuously sodomized by the evangelist for around two years, according to a report on Onua FM.
According to accounts, the suspect, Frederick Darko, had asked the victim’s parents for permission to live with him before using the child as a sex object while pretending to be able to cure him of a spiritual issue.
The boy claimed the evangelist threatened to murder him if he told anyone about the event, and he later spoke up to his mother after falling ill.
“He [Evangelist] would give me a direction. He said when I followed my dad to work as a little boy, a woman he was leaving me with took my glory and hid it in a pot. I told him I couldn’t do it and he said the curse wouldn’t go if I don’t.
“He sodomized me so many times. I can’t remember the counts. I was 13 years and now 15. I feel pains in my waist and ribs. Before he sleeps with me, he tells me we are going to have a direction. He warned to kill me if I ever informed my mother.” The Victim noted
Millicent Yeboah, the mother of the victim explained how her son ended up with the culprit.
“He [Frederick] came to adopt the child to stay with him. So when she came to me she wasn’t looking alright. After pushing her to tell me what the problem was, then she confessed her teacher had been sleeping with her.
“So I informed my brothers and we informed the police.” She said
She urged the police to conduct thorough investigations into the matter and punish the evangelist for the offence.
Meanwhile, the suspect is in police custody assisting the police in investigating the matter.
Frederick is expected to appear before the Ofaakor Circuit Court on Wednesday, August 3, 2022.