Ghana pastor arrested as artist Shatta Wale ‘shot’ after prophecy

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Policemen from the Accra Regional Command on Tuesday arrested Pastor Stephen Akwasi, the founder and leader of the New Life Kingdom Chapel International, on the premises of Accra FM.

The preacher, popularly known as Jesus ‘Ahuofe’, was at Accra FM for a radio interview.

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The arrest of Akwasi was confirmed by police sources at the national headquarters of the Ghana Police Service and the Accra Regional Police Command.

There were reports that the arrest was linked to the prophecy by the cleric that dancehall musician Shatta Wale would be shot dead on October 18.

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Coincidentally, on Monday, October 18, there were reports that Shatta Wale was shot by some gunmen.

A publicist of Shatta Wale, Nana Dope, claimed the musician was ambushed by some unknown gunmen at East Legon but the artist managed to escape with gunshot wounds.

Later, the police service issued a statement indicating they were investigating claims of Shatta Wale being shot by gunmen.

However, Shatta Wale in a Facebook post on Tuesday explained that the shooting incident was a prank.

Making reference to the prophecy by Jesus Ahuofe that he would be shot dead on October 18, he said he expected the security services to give him protection.

He said he deliberately took the phones of his team members to publish the fake news about the shooting.

He went ahead to apologise.