Catholic elder with physics eats and breaks SHS girl’s virgin at Ellembelle
Nana Kojo, an elder of the Nzema Anyinase Catholic Church in the Ellembelle District of the Western Region, is accused of defiling a 17-year-old first-year Senior High School girl while casting out a wicked spirit from her.
Jonas Kabutey, the Ellembelle District Social Welfare Officer and Western Region paralegal, tells Nhyiraba Paa Kwesi Simpson, the host of Connect FM’s Omanbapa morning program, that Nana Kojo, 38, is also a well-known herbalist in the region.
“Aside from his ecclesiastical position, he is known as a herbalist, and people come to him with their issues.” “She was brought to him for spiritual guidance, and he took advantage of her,” he said.
In an interview, the adolescent (name withheld) who claimed to be a virgin before visiting the herbalist’s residence stated that the herbalist slept with her three times in the name of removing a negative spirit from her.
“He told me there was an evil spirit hunting me and that he needed to cast it out or I would never be able to bear children.” When my father escorted me to his residence, he questioned if I had had a bath, to which I replied that I had not.
He then told me to go get some water and take a bath. When I returned, he brought me to his room and told me he needed to enter his manhood into my vagina to remove the evil spirit from me. He stated that if he does not break my virginity, I would be unable to bear children. He slept with me three times, but I couldn’t tell anyone since I felt it was part of the healing process because my father had urged me to remain subservient to him while he healed me,” she explained.
She adds that the herbalist, who is already with two wives, promised to make her his third wife, a proposal she declined.
“He later told me that I was beautiful and he would want to marry me and make me his third wife but I declined. He said I have declined him because he is ugly but I told him I was young and was even still a virgin before visiting his premises,” she added.
David Ndadiah, a brother to the teenager, indicates that the herbalist is pleading for the case to be settled at home but the family would want to pursue in court.
“We have reported the case to the police station after medical forms were released.
“The herbalist is here pleading for us to settle the case at home but we will not allow,” he indicated.
In the meantime, the Ellembelle District Social Welfare Office is promising justice for the teenager.
“We shall ensure justice is served. The teenager is currently going through psychological trauma and we will not allow the issue to be settled at home.
“The case must be transferred to a higher court. I will advise parents to be vigilant if they send their teenage daughters to herbalists for cure,” Mr. Jonas Kabutey indicated.