Family members of a young woman are in shock over her predicament after she disappeared for a week in January this year, only to return and begin vomiting money, broken bottles, nails, an egg and pins in church.
Nineteen-year-old Rebecca Ankobea, who is currently living on the premises of the church, Building Faith Ministry International (BFMI), has so far vomited close to GH¢50 in GH¢5 and GH¢1 denominations, as well as coins in 50Gp and 20Gp denominations.
Although Rebecca had been living on the church premises at Lapaz in Accra for more than a month, it was not until last Friday that she allegedly began vomiting the items.
When the Daily Graphic visited the church Wednesday – March 19, Rebecca, who was wearing a brown long- sleeved dress and spotting a scruffy hair, was lying on a mattress in the church auditorium.
To prove that the story was not a fabrication, the church made available a number of videos showing her vomiting some of the items. Continue
In one video, she vomited nails; in another she threw up broken bottles, while in yet another there was a folded GH¢1 note. In several of the videos, she could be seen wincing in pain and agony, crawling on the floor, suffering a coughing fit before vomiting some of the items. Family member speaks Her family members pointed accusing fingers at unknown kidnappers or ‘sakawa’ ritualists who, they believed, had kidnapped her at Kasoa in the Central Region and attempted to use her for rituals but failed. Speaking to the Daily Graphic, Ms Tina Ankobea, Rebecca’s aunt, said, “The things she is vomiting are quite scary. I have never seen anything like that before.
We went to several places to look for her. We thank God that she is alive.” She claimed that a day before Rebecca was found, they had attended a prayer session at the BFMI, where they had been told that she would be found. The ordeal Narrating what she claimed to be her ordeal to the Daily Graphic, Rebecca said on the day of her kidnap, she had been sent to the Kasoa Market by her aunt to buy a mortar and a pestle.
“I picked a trotro by the roadside when I was retuning home. On the way, I told the driver I would alight at Just Love Bus Stop. Immediately a lady sitting beside me used her elbow to hit me in the face, before using a handkerchief to cover my face. I didn’t know when I lost consciousness.