Sex scandal hits Methodist Church
By Masahudu Ankiilu Kunateh, Ghanadot
A massive sex scandal has rocked the Methodist Church as the
Administrative Bishop flees to the US to take cover,
according to a leader of the church’s wing.
According to Jacob Osei Yeboah, leader of the Resurrection
Methodist Church at Adenta, Accra, who has written to the US
Ambassador seeking the Bishop’s repatriation, the Rt. Rev.
Kow Bosomefi Egyir raped an errand girl and fled to the
North American country.
Mr. Osei Yeboah wants the Administrative Bishop to come and
face justice in the country.
He recalled in the letter to the American envoy that when a
journalist sought to verify the story, he took her to the
Presiding Bishop of the Methodist Church Ghana, Most Rev.
Prof. Emmanuel Asante, at the Methodist Headquarters who
confirmed the scandal.
The confirmation, he stated, was made in the presence of Rt.
Rev. Asamoah Otchere. The Presiding Bishop, he said,
indicated that the victim is being counseled to overcome
what he described as the “destruction of her conscience,
soul and spirit”.
The Bishop, he went on, could however not say if the
church’s constitution supersedes that of Ghana’s in dealing
with the criminality of the rape scandal.
Buttressing his case further, Mr. Osei Yeboah quoted
President Barack Obama’s speech during his visit to Ghana
which bordered on the need to hold leaders accountable for
“My heart and many others are deeply saddened and
This rape episode is saddening because of comments from the
laity and the youth in particular, for when those societies
consider as low class go about raping women, the police and
the rule of law take them to account for their action and
When can the triumph of justice be witnessed when those who
are supposed to protect the law are themselves breakers of
the law, and the law is only applied to the poor, weak and
vulnerable in the society, he asked.
This rape case by the second in command of the Methodist
Church in Ghana, he noted, is a clear case for the religious
bodies, civil society in Ghana and the law enforcement
He encouraged the US authorities, through the envoy, to get
the top churchman repatriated to Ghana.