Activist Kwame Asare Obeng popularly known as APlus has taken investigative journalist Manasseh Azure Awuni to the cleaners for his constant attention to founder of Lighthouse Chapel International Bishop Dag Heward Mills and Zoomlion Founder Joseph Siaw Agyapong instead of Pastor Mensah Otabil.
Warning Manasseh Azure in a post sighted by MyNewsGh.com, Aplus said Manasseh Azure cannot talk about his pastor who is a candidate for jail for squandering bank bailout cash but can serialize an internal issue of another church.
“… When money came from The Bank of Ghana to rescue a collapsing bank, it went straight into their pockets. Your pastor must be in jail by now” Aplus fired.
Sounding a further warning, APlus wrote that nobody can bring down Bishop Dag Heward Mills.
“Nobody can bring you down!!! If Manasseh Azuri wants to bring someone down it shouldn’t be Dag or Zoomlion. It must rather be his pastor whose understanding of running a bank is where money is coming from and where it is going. Thus, when money came from The Bank of Ghana to rescue a collapsing bank, it went straight into their pockets. Your pastor must be in jail by now!” He wrote.
He added: “You can’t talk about your pastor who has caused financial lose to the state but you can serialise an internal issue. #Hypocrisy. Leave Dag alone!”
Manasseh Azure’s new website had serialized an alleged failure of Lighthouse Chapel International to pay SSNIT for six of its pastors who have resigned and are now in court.
This is not the first time Manasseh Azure is under criticism. Paul Adom Otchere had said the kind of journalism being practiced by the former Multimedia employee is “poverty journalism”.
In an editorial on his popular programme which the Media Foundation for West Africa boss called a comedy show, Mr. Adom-Otchere said the recent exposé by Mr. Azure on a ‘scandal in the Lighthouse Church is one sided.
He averred that the publication dubbed “Darkness in a lighthouse: Pastors recount abuse and trauma” is a one-sided reportage of some pastors that is not fair to the church. Checks revealed the Church declined comment when offered the chance.
The Aplus vs Manasseh Azure episode is likely to drag.