Ghanaian musician, Nana Yaw Oduro- Agyei, popularly referred to Trigmatic has defended embattled founder and pastor of the International Central Gospel Church, Pastor Mensah Otabil.
Pastor Mensah Otabil has come under intense criticisms from a section of Ghanaians over his role in the collapse of Capital Bank owing to his position as then board chairman of the bank.
Trigmatic, who made an appearance on Celebrity Fanzone on GH One TV, argued that, the issue at stake is an allegation and until proven guilty, he will “stand by the man of God.”
He told co-host Akosua Hanson, “First of all let’s not forget that the highlighted word here is ‘alleged’ or ‘may have’ been party. It could be that after investigations he may not be a part of it. I must say that he is one of the greatest leaders Africa has ever produced. The issue at stake here is that, it is alleged. I would say until proven guilty…I would not give a damn.”
Trigmatic, however insisted that his admiration and respect for the man of God does not also mean he is above the laws of the land.
“He (Pastor Otabil) doesn’t go beyond being investigated. I would rather wait for an investigation to be carried out. If he is guilty, I respect him so much, he would take responsibility. Being a Christian, I am going to stand by him, guilty or not guilty, he is a spiritual head of a bigger faith I belong to.
Pastor Mensah Otabail in a statement few weeks ago revealed that “since the takeover of the bank exactly a year ago today, various mandated state institutions have been investigating and working to arrive at a comprehensive understanding of what happened, why it happened and who was responsible for what.”
“I have been invited by EOCO [Economic and Organised Crimes Office] and I have submitted myself to their processes and answered all their questions faithfully,” he stated.
Check out the full interview below:
Report by Gideon Sarpong