A mammoth crowd that besieged the premises of Tema-based Adom FM to witness a spiritual showdown between Prophet Nicholas Osei alias Kumchacha and renowned fetish priest Nana Kwaku Bonsam was left disappointed as the former failed to show up.
The expectant crowd had gathered at the forecourt of Adom FM Wednesday afternoon in anticipation of a showdown and waited in vain as the Akomadan-Afrancho-based fetish priest was the only confident contender who showed up.
The failed spiritual banter comes on the back of an earlier challenge from Prophet Kumchacha, Founder and Leader of the Heaven's Gate Ministries, on Adom FM’s Dwaso Nsem programme to Kwaku Bonsam - after he [Bonsam] had claimed credit for predicting the early release of Prophet Nana Kofi Yirenkyi aka Jesus Onetouch from prison.
Prophet Kumchacha, a close pal of Jesus Onetouch, infuriated by Bonsam’s claims, said the self-acclaimed fetish priest had no spiritual powers but employed tricks to deceive gullible clients into believing that he was endowed with supernatural powers.
The man of God dared Kwaku Bonsom to face him in a spiritual battle to prove who possesses supernatural powers on Adom FM’s afternoon programme Ofie Kwanso.
At exactly 4:00 pm as the contest was scheduled to start, producers of the show confirmed the presence of Kwaku Bonsam at the radio station. However, according the producers, Prophet Kumchacha informed them on phone that it was raining cats and dogs where he was and thus could not make it.
This excuse shocked the expectant crowd as some questioned the true spirituality of Kumchacha who had earlier bluffed to humiliate Kwaku Bonsam.
The Ofie Kwanso production team were left with no option than to proceed with Kwaku Bonsom who was in a pair of jeans and a polo shirt - ably assisted by what he calls his deity Kofi Kofi, to perform some magical feats in the studio.
To prove his mysticism, Kwaku Bonsam inserted a pen in his mouth and recited some incantations, and he puffed out smoke from his mouth; he also folded a piece of newspaper into which he had poured gari and after about three minutes' incantation, the newspaper began to burn.
The Akomadan-Afrancho-based fetish priest explained that he took up the challenge to prove to the 'false prophets' like Kumchacha that his gods have the power to perform signs and wonders.
The traditional priest said Kumchacha’s challenge is the six he has had from fake prophets who want cheap publicity in the media but fail to show up for the event because they lack the power.
He said he trusted his deities including 'Kofi Kofi' to consume Kumchacha with fire for making him waste his precious time.
Kwaku Bonsom vowed to expose all false prophets who have gone to other shrines for powers and yet make provocative statements against him instead of preaching the word of God.
The fetish priest added that his action was not, in any way, to challenge God but to expose false prophets who rip off people to enrich themselves.
Kwaku Bonsam who boasts of a clientele of pastors who regularly visit his shrine to seek power to establish churches, recently caused a stir when he stormed a church at Kato near Berekum in the Brong Ahafo region to demand a charm he gave to a pastor to establish a church due to the failure of the supposed man of God to pay the rest of an agreed fee for the charm.
However, host of Adom FM's Dwaso Nsem, Adakabri Frimpong Manso who facilitated the contest expressed disappointment at the behaviour of Kumchacha who proposed the contest but failed to turn up.
He offered an unqualified apology to Kwaku Bonsam who said he had come all the way from Kumasi for the contest in Accra.