by: michael eli dokosi/blakkpepper.com/ghana

full lipsBecause of work constraints I couldn’t fellowship with others in worship of Mawu Sogbolisa (God Almighty) as much as I would have loved to in 2014 so I’ve pledged to aside my personal prayers endeavour to join the flock for weekly worship more.

As usual there was testimony time where people mostly ladies rendered thanks to Yesu (Jesus) and Nyame (God) for their many offerings. That was usual till a lady in her 30’s took her turn to address the large congregation at the Kasoa based prayer ministry.

Hers turned out not be a testimony but an expression of faith that a miracle will occur in her life but it is her story which sent the over 700 believers into prolonged murmuring.

According to the lady (Ama), she out of the blue had a call from a total stranger imploring her to come fetch him at the Kotoka International Airport (Ghana’s national airport) since he has arrived from a trip in Europe. The bemused lady who has no one in Europe explained it was a misplaced call. Eventually she hung up the phone.

The following day the same supposed (boga/been to/returnee) called yet again to inform the lady that he immediately got enchanted by her sweet voice hence as a single man he was interested in marrying her and eventually relocate her to Europe.

Ama perhaps out of naivety or gullibility bought everything this fraudster said but here is the tragic twist. The supposed lover claimed he was journeying from Kumasi, the Ashanti regional capital to meet her at Kasoa where the lady lives so they could get acquainted.

A few hours passed, Ama gets a call from the supposed boga that he’s been arrested at a traffic intersection by police officers who are demanding 1000 cedis before he could be allowed to proceed. His unbelievable request was for Ama the lady he’s never set eyes on to kindly send 1,000 cedis through MTN Mobile Money service so he could sort out the police officers.

Incredibly Ama having heard that
1. A boga was interested in her &
2. That he proposed to marry her
was willing to offer 1,000 good cedis to a complete stranger, but for cash constraints she would have sent the full amount without demanding to see the supposed lover whether he was tall, hairy, fat, fair, dark, a midget or a giant. She managed to wire 500 cedis through MTN mobile money service to the man (boga).

Ama without caring to dry her tears disclosed that hours after the transfer, the boga’s line went dead and has since not resurrected. Her passionate plea was for the congregation to assist her with prayers so Nyame will raise his hand so the supposed lover cum boga who has the trappings of a fraudster would contact her physically or wire her 500 cedis back to her since her little business is collapsing.

I cannot tell u enough the minutes it took the congregation to quieten down, almost everyone was amazed, dazed and dismayed by Ama’s actions for not conducting reasonable checks before parting away with her hard earned cash.

While some contend she was loose and gullible in anticipating a windfall from the supposed returnee others argued she is of the fragile breed and had been manipulated.

The ends certain ladies go all in the name of marriage and chance to go to Europe or America can be harrowing to say the least. I leave the last word for you my elders, in which category would you put our dear Ama and do bear her in mind when you pray.

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Michael Eli Dokosi is a journalist and a formidable writer with a decade's experience. He is a blogger as well who currently owns and manages the news portal www.blakkpepper.com. The site is a wholesome news platform with entertainment, political, general, sports, negroid and foreign news offerings with the tagline 'More than Straight News' because of its alternate take on issues. The blakkpepper name emerged because the site is Afrocentric and hot. The Managing Editor can be reached via cell line (+233) 0249907425 & (+233) 0262907425 and via email blakkpeppergh@gmail.com for adverts, enquiries and news coverage invites.

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