General News of Sunday, 22 September 2019
Revisiting the year 1990, one of the biggest news that shook the nation and the Christian community was the death of a popular Kumasi-based evangelist Francis Amoako.
According to a GNA report, Rev Amoako, founder and first General Overseer of the Resurrection Power and Living Bread Ministries International, died on March 26, 1990, in a mysterious motor accident on his way from Takoradi to Accra when a heavy Military vehicle crashed into his car, killing him instantly.
He was traveling together with the talented gospel music duo, Tagoe Sisters, who survived with various degrees of injuries.
The unfortunate incident was allegedly orchestrated by some elements within the military at the time, who loathed Rev. Amoako’s outspoken nature and avowed principle of rebuking all ungodly behaviour in all national, political and social spheres.
The surviving occupants of the Military truck were airlifted by a military helicopter to Accra, leaving behind the occupants of Rev. Amoako’s car.
Speaking to Abeiku Santana on UTV’s Atuu show, Founder and General Overseer of Alive Chapel International, Archbishop Elisah Salifu Amoako, has revealed that then Provisional National Defence Council (PNDC)government knew something about the late Evangelist’s death, Ghanaweb monitored.
“There’s a mystery there. If God permits, how he died, who called him to come to Accra. That particular time he drove at dawn too, there is a secret there too. If you put the bit and pieces together, you will know the government knew something about his death. I can say it because no one knew Pastor Amoako very well than I did…I was staying with him so I knew everything that was going on,” he confidently told Abeiku Santana.
Archbishop Salifu, who was then a Moslem but converted to be a Christian was trained by the late Evangelist.
Evangelist Francis Amoako and a picture of the accident scene
Dr Lawrence Tetteh, Pastor Kodua accused:
In 2003, the Daily Heritage reported that Dr Lawrence Tetteh and one Pastor Kwabena Kodua were alleged hired killers of the PNDC.
The accusation was by one petitioner named Mr Eric Gyimah, brother of the late Evangelist, at the National Reconciliation Commission (NRC) hearing at Kumasi.
According to the petitioner, Dr. Tetteh and Pastor Kodua confessed that they were sent by the PNDC to eliminate Pastor Amoako, who was the founder of the Resurrection Power Ministry. According to Gyimah two people went to the church in Accra and confessed to his brother that they had been sent to eliminate him.
However, in a rebuttal report by GNA on October 8, 2003, Dr Tetteh and Pastor Kodua denied they were contracted by the erstwhile PNDC to murder Akwasi Amoako, a Kumasi-based evangelist, and critic of the regime.
“We have in no way confessed to anyone in private or public of being party to a plot, scheme or conspiracy to eliminate the late Evangelist Amoako or any other person at any point in time in our lives. We wish to categorically assert that the allegation is totally unfounded, fallacious and mischievous,” Dr Tetteh is quoted to have said at the press conference.
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