An Obosomase Akuapem based spiritualist has been arrested by the Mampong Divisional Police Command for allegedly defrauding his unsuspecting victims of various sums of money. He is alleged to have promised solutions to the problems of the complainants after receiving money ranging from five hundred cedis to two thousand cedis from them.
Mark Adjei ? The alleged spiritualist
The twenty seven (27) year old Mark Adjei, known as the Highest Spiritual Man, went on an Accra based radio station and waxed lyrical about his spiritual Prowers. He is said to have assured his listeners that he could find solutions to the myriad of problems facing his listeners by adhering to the directions.
Inspector Glagoh briefed the Akropong Circuit Court on the facts of one of the dockets before it. He indicated that the complainant, Mr. John Sedji an Accra based mason, heard the accused on an Accra based radio station operating with the name the Highest Spiritual Man. He then met the accused at his base in Obosomase Akuapem where he was made to pay an initial amount of five hundred cedis. In return, he was promised that the amount will increase to ten billion cedis in a bag he was to buy. The accused pleaded not guilty to the charge of defrauding by false pretense and was granted bail of ten thousand cedis with two sureties.
This is just one of many similar reports that have been lodged at the Mampong Police Station on the activities of the accused.
One of the victims, Mr. John Baah, shared his experience with the accused after identifying him as the person who defrauded him of almost thousand five hundred cedis. The Madina based auto mechanic recounted the encounters that have ensued between them to this reporter. He said that after hearing of the said spiritualist on an Accra based radio station, operating on the frequency dial 100.5 mhz, he decided to seek help for his business. Mr. Baah said he therefore followed up to meet the spiritualist, where some concoctions were given to him for a fee of two hundred cedis. The spiritualist also added that he should bring his first day sales to him, which he (John) complied.
This was just the beginning of various reasons to take more money from him and excuses on why a previous one did not yield results. This included a lotto number sold at a cost of 200 cedis which he staked with five hundred but didn?t win. Mr. John Baah stated emphatically that none of the rituals the accused did for him for various fees yielded positive results. He adds that on one occasion, after an amount of money went missing from his room, he consulted the spiritualis. Sadly, the money was never found after the accused taken two mini bags of rice and an amount of fifty cedis to perform rituals.
Another victim, Mr. Daniel Yeboah, who spoke to this reporter revealed that the spiritualist asked him for thousand five hundred cedis to be transformed into ten billion. A demand he met in expectation of his transformation into wealth. He disclosed that he was given a bone and a concoction to use after which he should come for his ten billion. This promise was not also met.
So far the complaints against the accused range from failed promises to get increase sales at work, seek heightened love in estranged relationships, seek approval and favour, all of whom went with demands of money.
The complainants, most of whom are reside in Accra, East Legon, Ashaiman, Madina, Osu, Tema and other parts of the city have been trooping to the Mampong Police Station to identify the suspect and lodge separate complaints. The suspect has so far been processed for court and has made two appearances at the Akropong Circuit Court Presided over by Her Honour Janet Animah Marfo.