The Chiefs and Elders of Nogokpo have given Archbishop Charles Agyinasare, Founder of Perez Chapel International, a 14-day ultimatum to meet with them regarding his controversial comment that labeled the community as the “Demonic headquarters” of the Volta Region.
During a Press Conference on Friday, Togbui Saba V, Chief of Nogokpo, expressed disappointment that despite the public outcry for the Archbishop to retract his statement and apologize, he showed no remorse. This has led the Chiefs to believe that the Archbishop deliberately aimed to tarnish the good reputation of the people of Nogokpo.
‘It is important to note that even Ghana’s first President, Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, sought divine assistance from the thunder deity at Nogokpo during his pursuit of Ghana’s independence,’ the chief stated, while highlighting the historical and cultural significance of Nogokpo in the region.
The Chief clarified that the community has never engaged in any inhumane activities or compromised its reputation for personal gain.
While acknowledging the offensive nature of the Archbishop’s comments, the Chiefs emphasized their commitment to peace and called for the Archbishop to be held accountable.
They urged the Inspector General of Police, the Ministry of Chieftaincy and Religious Affairs the Ketu South Municipal Assembly and other relevant agencies to take appropriate action against the Perez Chapel founder.
Nogokpo, located in the Ketu South Municipality of the Volta Region, is well-known for its traditional religious practices and spiritual beliefs. The community takes pride in the renowned Zakadza Shrine, dedicated to the god of thunder.