Torgbi Saba V, Dufia of Nogokpo in the Ketu South Municipality of the Volta region, has urged the media, social media users, and the general public to avoid making offensive statements concerning Nogokpo and its deity, known as the Shrine.
This guidance was prompted by a recent remark made by Archbishop Charles Agyin-Asare, the founder and head of Perez Chapel, during a sermon at his church in Accra.
The archbishop’s comments received significant backlash from individuals, most of whom are natives of Nogokpo.
However, Torgbi Saba asserts that most of these individuals do not represent the genuine sentiments of the community.
Torgbi Saba V further advised the media, social media users, and the public to exercise restraint and refrain from making derogatory remarks or engaging in negative discussions about Nogokpo and its sacred Shrine.
He emphasizes the importance of respecting the sanctity and cultural heritage of Nogokpo through responsible and considerate communication.
““It has come to the notice of Torgbi Saba V, “Dufia of Nogokpo, the current happenings on social media about Archbishop Charles Agyin-Asare and Nogokpo – we wish to let Ghanaians and the world know that we are deliberating on the issue and the general public shall hear from us in due course,” the statement reads.
The statement further advises all media platforms and the general public to utilize the designated channels for further clarifications on the matter.
Archbishop Charles Agyin-Asare, during a recent Summit conducted at the Perez Chapel headquarters in Accra, dedicated one of the days to a sermon centered on divine protection and the presence of malevolent forces.
To reinforce his teachings, the archbishop shared various instances, including an occurrence where his team encountered spiritual challenges while organizing a crusade in the Volta Region.
“During this crusade in Aflao, we slept at Agbozume, that was where our hotel was, and you must go through Nogokpo. And Nogokpo is the demonic headquarters in the Volta Region.”
“We only have not said it but the second night I made Bishop Yaw Adu talk about witchcraft and we disgraced the witches and wizards – When we were driving from Aflao to Agbozume, immediately we got to Nogokpo, Bishop Yaw Adu’s four-wheel drive, the tyre came out from under the car.”
After the video was posted online, Archbishop Charles Agyin-Asare faced significant online backlash, including criticism from social media accounts allegedly associated with the Nogokpo shrine.
In a related development, residents of Ketu South are demanding an apology from the founder and leader of Perez Chapel International for his sermon in which he referred to Nogokpo, a community in Ketu South, as the “demonic headquarters in the Volta Region.”Member of Parliament (MP) for Ketu South, Madam Abla Dzifa Gomashie, expressed her disappointment in the labeling and insisted that she and her constituents deserve an apology from the religious leader.
Member of Parliament (MP) for Ketu South, Madam Abla Dzifa Gomashie, also expressed her disappointment in the labeling and insisted that she and her constituents deserve an apology from the religious leader.