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General News of Monday, 24 June 2019

Source: Graphic.com.gh

Police ‘rescue’ Pastor Kobiri as angry customers demand locked-up cash’

The police on Sunday ‘rescued’ the Founder and Leader of Zoe Outreach Embassy, Pastor Kelvin Kobiri, when angry customers of the Tikowre Capital, an investment company he owns, stormed the East Legon-based church to demand their locked up capital.

The customers were mostly from Tarkwa in the Western Region.

It was the second time in two weeks that the customers had gone to the church to demand payment of their mature investments.

Safety

A source at the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) of the Police Service told the Daily Graphic on Sunday that “we took the pastor away to ensure his safety”.

According to the source, the police had a distress call from the church that a number of people from Tarkwa had besieged the church to demand their locked up capital with the company.

That was at the time the pastor of the charismatic church was leading the congregation in the Sunday Service, it said.

It added that the information was that the aggrieved customers were threatening to lynch the pastor for deceiving them.

It said a team of policemen was dispatched to the scene, where they rescued the pastor and sent him to the CID Headquarters.

Pastor Kobiri, according to the source, was made to write a statement before he was allowed to leave.

It said the pastor, who is already under investigations, was released on his former bail and would report himself to the police today for further interrogation.