LEADERSHIP and the entire congregation of the church of a 41-year-old man of God, Reverend Emmanuel Boadu, at Afiduase near Koforidua in the Eastern Region Eastern Region were on Thursday, April 11, 2019 devastated when the news went viral that the Assin Fosu District Court has fined Reverend Emmanuel Boadu to pay GH¢1440 for allegedly lying before the court.
Police Prosecutor Chief, Inspector Gilbert Ayongo, told the court that, Rev. Emmanuel Boadu officially wedded Madam Millicent Agyapong Boadu at Assin Fosu on January 7, 2001; he left Assin Fosu for Afiduase where his church is, leaving the woman all alone at Assin Fosu.
The prosecutor continued that, the reverend minister of God officially wedded another woman, Madam Rita Agyapong Boadu, at Afiduase, upon tipoffs and investigations by the complainant (first wife), it came out to be true and for that matter she send the issue to the Assin Fosu District Court.
He said, on April 5, 2019, Rev. Boadu lied to the Presiding Judge, His Worship Samuel Djanie Kotey, that he has not married a second wife as it was being speculated by the complainant.
Upon critical investigations, the prosecutor noted that the second wife, Mrs. Rita Agyapong Boadu, was contacted and appeared before the court on Thursday, April 11, 2019 and she confirmed that she is legally married to Rev. Boadu.
Interestingly, the prosecutor asserted that Mrs. Rita Agyapong Boadu even backed her comment with wedding pictures they took on their wedding day.
The Assin Fosu District Court presided over by His Worship Samuel Djanie Kotey upon hearing this fined Rev. Emmanuel Boadu to pay a sum of GH¢1440 for lying to the court or face two months imprisonment .
The man of God made an instant payment to the court, so he was ordered to marry the two unless one of them files for divorce.
Story: Freeman KORYEKPOR AWLESU
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