General News of Friday, 21 April 2017
It was disgusting to residents of Asankragwa in the Western Region, particularly members of the Catholic faith in the area, to watch on last Friday, April 14, 2017 when the church was performing ‘Stations of the Cross.’
Stations of the Cross, which is an essential doctrine of Catholism, is a 14-step devotion that commemorates Jesus Christ’s last day on earth as a man.
The spiritual exercise is performed on ‘Good Friday’ every year by members of the Catholic Church where someone is made to replicate Jesus Christ on earth as the ‘Saviour’ of the world.
But to members of a vigilante group called “Top 10” at Asankrangwa, it was an occasion for them to take their pound of flesh of ‘Jesus Christ’ because 2000 years ago they were not in Galilee to take part in the beatings of Jesus Christ.
Narrating the incident to Weekend Today, a member of Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic, Stephen Amoah, explained that the followers (members of the Catholic Church) of ‘Jesus Christ’ had travelled through the first to the tenth Station where it was believed that Jesus Christ was stripped off his garments and shared among the soldiers.
He said on reaching the 10th Station at a place called Cudjoe Abrosan Ase, Kweku Merci, who is in the grips of the police and his notorious ‘Top 10’ gang, rushed on ‘Jesus,’ and hit him with a club.
That, according to Stephen Amoah, infuriated the ‘soldiers’ of the drama troupe who did not take kindly with the vigilante group.
Tempers however, subsided when the church intervened to enable them complete all the 14 Stations.
Immediately after the spiritual exercise members of the vigilante group regrouped and went on man-hunting for the ‘soldiers.’
Luck however, eluded one of the ‘soldiers,’ Adams, who was hit with a huge club, tearing one of his neck ligaments.
Kwaku Merci was later arrested by the Asankrangwa police
Meanwhile, the leader of the group, Kwame Seth, in an interview with Weekend Today, said on that fateful day, a member of the gang lost his mother so they were in a sorrowful mood and were drunk, when they came into contact with the members of the Catholic Church, who were performing their spiritual duties.