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By Godfrey Olukya   20-5-2013
Police in Ghana is investigating circumstances under which 4 people died and 16 other got severely injured  in a Church in Accra city yesterday during distribution of  anointing oil.

According to police, a stampede occurred during a Church service where distribution of  special anointing oil  was taking place at the Synagogue Church of All Nations owned by Nigeria’s Prophet TB Joshua. Many people struggled to reach the prophet who was distributing anointing oil which resulted into a stampede leading to deaths and injuries.

TB Joshua is a popular religious leader renown for healing believers and solving problems of those who approach him for help.  After the stampede in which the four people died, police came in to stop the anointing oil distribution.

Accra police spokesman, Freeman Tetteh said that among the dead were three female and one male. He added on that the injured were rushed to hospital for treatment.

Tetteh said, ‘After realizing that people died while struggling to get anointing oil, we advised the Church leadership to stop its distribution and they complied.’

Prophet Joshua holds a controversial weekly televised Sunday services at which he reportedly holds deliverance sessions to exorcise members of his congregation. His method of operation has led to some church leaders in West Africa to complain against the way he preaches and conducts himself.

He has however maintains that he is doing the right thing and those against him are merely jealous of his popularity.

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