The Ghana Police Service has said that it is investigating allegations of a money-doubling scam by Patricia Asiedua( known widely as Agradaa or Evangelist Mama Pat) at her Church, the Heavenway International Ministry in Weija, Accra.
In a statement on social media, the service admonished persons affected by the alleged scam to exercise patience as the police look into the matter.
“The Police have commenced investigation into alleged money doubling scam allegedly perpetrated against some members of the Heaven Way Church in Weija, Accra, by the founder of the church Patricia Asiedua.
The investigation was initiated following reports that have come to the attention of the Police on the matter.
We would like to urge anyone with information that can assist the investigation to report to the Accra Regional Police Command at Accra Central close to the COCOBOD building.
While investigation continues, we urge everyone, especially those who might have been affected to remain calm and not take the law into their own hands,”the statement said.
On Saturday October 8, 2022, videos emerged of irate members of the Agradaa’s church cursing her and complaining about fraud perpetrated by her on them.
They alleged that Agradaa had asked that they part away with their cash so that she could double or even triple it for them so that they can use it to solve their financial problems. But after they willingly gave her their cash in thousands of Cedis, she failed to fulfill her side of the bargain and is nowhere to be found.
Some of the angry church members carted property of the church away while others cursed her and demanded that she be punished for the alleged fraud.
Neither the church nor Agradaa has responded to the allegations of fraud.