Kidnapping saga: I’m ashamed to be Nigerian — Evangelist

A Nigerian evangelist resident in the Western region, Pastor King James says he’s ashamed to be a Nigerian.

It follows the alleged kidnapping of three ladies in Takoradi by a Nigerian, Samuel Wilis.

Speaking to Empire FM’s Emmanuel Ohene Gyan, evangelist James bemoaned how the reputation of Nigerians in Ghana sunk low as a result of Wilis’ alleged involvement in the disappearance of the three girls.

“In fact, as I am talking to you psychologically I am confused and not myself. There’s a lot of things going through my mind right now. I was telling a friend…that I feel like leaving Ghana because it has come to the extent that wherever place you go they look at you with that bad eye even when you are not the person who has done it.

“The shame that you are a Nigerian…that name Nigeria. That’s my problem,” he stated.

Meanwhile, the suspect is reported to be mocking the Ghanaian security agencies in his cells, a police source has told Starr News.

According to the source, Willis boasts among his cellmates that he alone is holding the security forces in Ghana to ransom even after a number of kidnappings.

“The guy is enjoying in prison, he is hailed as king in his cells. He brags that he has kidnapped many people. He has been mocking Ghana in the cells, he says we can’t do anything about it,” the officer told

The Minister of Gender, Children and Social Protection charged the police to up the ante in unmasking the culprits behind the kidnapping.

Madam Cynthia Morrison said she is in a “panic mood” and the onus lies on the security agencies to restore confidence in the public.

By Emmanuel Ohene-Gyan