It is now official. The Great Light Worship Centre, located at Weija Junction, off the Accra-Kasoa road has been sold.
What is however interesting about the sale is that the owner of the church, Seer Tony Asamoah Boateng, aka ‘Apae Live’ sold the church to popular Traditional Priestess, Madam Patricia Asiedua, popularly known as Nana Agradaa, whose shrine is located at Sowutuom, also an Accra suburb.
NewsDay gathered that smarting under the perception that Churches within Weija do not do well, Seer Apae live, whose church building had been in the area for a little close to a decade summon four of his trusted Pastors and informed them that he was selling the church building and relocate to a different area.
What he did not tell his young pastors was that he was trading off the premises to the dreaded Okomfuo Agradaa for cash.
Try as they could, the paper learnt Apae Live, on 23rd May, this year, five days to the burial of the late Dito Dito, another prophet who had passed on, Seer Tony Asamoah Boateng met with Nana Agradaa’s men and traded the church off for what the paper gathered to be a whopping (amount withheld for now) sum of money.
Of the amount he sold the church, according to Pastors with knowledge of the issue, some of whom were even part of the negotiation, Apae Live treated himself to a Hyundai Genesis at the cost of GH75, 000.00 and later rented an upper terrace at White Cross for three years to continue with the work of God.
In an interview with Hot FM’s evening program last Monday, the man of God stated that “When I returned from South Africa where I have another branch of the church, I noticed there were a lot of saboteurs of my church. For instance, in the morning I could receive about a hundred calls, and I give them the direction to the premises before I even set off for church but by the time I reach the church, I would only meet about three of the people. I did my checks and found out that Pastors in the other churches around me had bribed my own people such that when visitors come they direct them to other places”.
He continued however, that “For the meantime we are worshiping at White Cross and I have also bought a vast land at Kokrobite so people and especially children of God exercise patience, within the next three months I am going to raise the biggest church in the metropolis to the Glory of God”.
Prodded to find out whether he indeed sold the church to Nana Agradaa, Apae Live said Agradaa only introduced the buyers but she did not buy it herself.
But yesterday, in a telephone interview with the dreaded priestess, Nana Agradaa told this paper that “Truth is one and so I can’t lie. He sold the church and I bought it but how much I paid is not necessary. My husband is a pastor so there is nothing wrong if I buy it. I didn’t buy it because I want to move in. In any case whatever I decide to do with it is my own life”.
Meanwhile, one of Apae Live’s Pastor’s, Agya Peter, this paper is informed has his rent due for renewal without which he must vacate and make way for a new Tenant in his apartment.
Recall that Nana Agradaa, recently threw a spiritual challenge to a popular man of God, Osofo Kyiri Abosom to burn her gods if he was truly a man of God.
The pastor, Osofo Kyiri Abosom who boasts of having supernatural powers to destroy idols had threatened to destroy the gods of Nana Agradaa, claiming the latter’s gods had outlived their relevance in modern day society.
However, Nana Agradaa who was obviously angered by the pronouncements by the man of God described him as a ‘fake pastor,’ indicating her readiness to see Osofo Kyiri Abosom carry out his threat.
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By Fordia Rebecca Amenya