I have not defrauded anyone – Nana Agradaa
Self-styled pastor, Patricia Asiedua, popularly known as Nana Agradaa, has denied all allegations of defrauding levelled against her by her congregation.
Speaking in a video, the former fetish priestess said she invited anyone interested in being helped to come to church on Friday, October 7, 2022, convert to Christianity and become a church member.
During the service, she also donated money to help some of her congregants who are in various businesses.
As usual of a church, she said there was also fundraising through offertory last Friday.
According to her, if new members attending church for the first time offered money to support the church and did not receive anything in return from her, they should wait for an opportune time to be blessed and should not attribute that to fraud.
She claims the GH¢1000, GH¢800 and GH¢700 offered by members were voluntary donations and should not be interpreted as fraud.
The police on Sunday arrested Nana Agradaa, founder of the Heaven Way Church at Weija in Accra, over an alleged money doubling scam levelled against her by some of her church members.
That followed viral social media reports showing members of the church, both new and old, who had thronged the church premises to demand their money.
In a statement issued on October 9, 2022, the police said the suspect was assisting the police in investigating the matter.
The police have, therefore, urged victims of the alleged money-doubling scam to report to the Accra Regional Police Command for further investigations.
A viral video last Saturday showed aggrieved church members alleging their leader, a one-time traditional priestess, had swindled them.
According to them, Nana Agradaa, also known as Mama Pat, had promised to double their money through her special spiritual purifications.
Consequently, the church members said they gave her various sums of money, only to find out the promise was a hoax.