Church members disrupt service at Zoe Outreach Embassy over locked-up investment

BY: graphic.com.gh
Pastor Kelvin Kwesi Kobiri
Pastor Kelvin Kwesi Kobiri

There was drama at the Zoe Outreach Embassy at East Legon when some aggrieved members stormed the premises of the church on Sunday to demand what they say is their locked up investments.

According to them, they were convinced by the founder and leader of the church, Pastor Kelvin Kwesi Kobiri to invest with EL Real Estates and Tikowrie Capital; but have not been able to withdraw their dividends or principal since November 2018.

The aggrieved members, who disrupted church service briefly, claimed the leader of the church, Pastor Kobiri, owns the two entities.

Some of the members who spoke on Accra-based radio station, Joy FM, claimed it has become a nightmare even getting to speak to Pastor Kobiri. 

According to a member, who claimed to have invested GH¢500,000 with EL Real Estates, Pastor Kobiri introduced them to the entities during one of his services.

He said he chose to do the investment because he trusted the Pastor.

Another who claimed to have invested a million Ghana cedis into the two entities said: “We want our money because you call him [Mr Kobiri] and he does not pick your calls and when he does he will only insult you. He has become very arrogant after taking our money.”

“We know he is a man of God and so we trusted him. Some of us have been with the church for a very long time and being a senior pastor we trusted him more that is why we saved out money with him,” another disgruntled church member said. 

At the time of filing this report, the aggrieved customers were lingering on the church premises after the day’s service had finished insisting to see Mr Kobiri. 

Efforts to reach the leadership of the church by Graphic Online for a comment was not immediately successful.

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