The spokesman for Nogokpo, Nufialagah Mawufemor Kobla Nornyigbey, has made shocking claims, asserting that several chiefs who had united to call Archbishop Agyinasare, the head of Perez Chapel International, had been compromised and were therefore silent as a result.
Speaking on the Mama Grace program, Nufialagah Mawufemor disclosed that efforts at bribery caused the initial plans to handle the Archbishop Agyinasare issue to take a different direction.
He clarified that a number of political figures approached Archbishop Agyinasare with a promise of a hefty $100,000 payment after he was called to Nogokpo due to remarks he had made characterizing the entire village as a “demonic headquarters.”
“The way we wanted to handle this Agyinasare-Nokogpo issue, trust me, Nogokpo would have been a heaven where investors and a lot of people would have flocked with various opportunities,” Nufialagah Mawufemor stated.
“It got to a point with what I saw happening; I had to go live on Facebook to disassociate myself from the issue because people are looking up to me, and I don’t want anybody to tag me as going to take a bribe.
“I was already accused of taking bribe and yes people called me to make offers during the issue. I was promised 100,000 dollars to drop the issue but for the love of the people I declined. People have taken it and I Ieave them to their conscience,” he added.
Pastors, political figures, and traditional leaders, he said, made an effort to mediate, but the Nogopko community remained steadfast in their stance until beginning to provide concessions.
Additionally, according to Nufialagah Mawufemor, Togbui Adamah III, the Paramount Chief of the Volta Region and President of the Some Traditional Council, who was originally included in the plot, removed himself from their news conference, leading him to suspect that the chief had been compromised.
The Chiefs of Nogokpo called Archbishop Charles Agyinasare in June 2023 and requested a meeting within 14 days, citing their displeasure with remarks that characterized Nogokpo as the headquarters of devils in the Volta Region.
Clarifying his remarks, Archbishop Agyinasare said he had no ill will toward the people of Nogokpo and that he was speaking of a particular occurrence rather than the town as a whole.