Social media users are incensed over a trending video that shows a religious leader force-kissing some female teacher trainees while he stood on a podium.
Rev. Fr Baltharzar Obeng Larbi of the St. Monica’s College of Education, fully dressed in his cassock, was seen kissing in turns some girls who were on stage with him.
In one instance, he was seen gesturing to one of the girls, who appeared very uncomfortable with the move to take off her face mask before holding her head and giving her a kiss on the lips.
The video, shot by someone in the audience has generated wide condemnation on social media, although a few people have jumped to the Reverend father’s defence, describing his action as a ‘holy kiss’.
Reports yet to be independently verified by Citi News indicates that the Rev. Fr. Larbi subjected the final-year students to the kiss after presenting them with gifts reading the Bible.
The Anglican Church, which runs the St. Monica’s College of Education, Mampong, says it is investigating the issue.
The Rev. Father is said to be a lawyer and a Chaplain of the school.
See some public reactions below:
Ah did I just see a video of a Rev. father giving holy kiss 😳😳😳😳😳😳😳😳😳😳 Ei in this Ghana
— ✨Tatas ✨ (@tatascaritas) August 17, 2021
Eeei Rev. Father?
Holy kiss 😚?
— Zoomie Bay (@KorlekieDede) August 16, 2021
I cannot comprehend this; an Anglican Rev. Father kissin students in front of a congregation. I wonder what THE MESSAGE was 2warrant the KISS. The 3rd STUDENT was distressin but he forcefully proceeded. REPULSIVE IN MY OPINION. #theyounggodfather #ghanaeducationservice #anglican pic.twitter.com/GrquKaLFxN
— Van Vicker (@iam_vanvicker) August 17, 2021
So the reverend father taking holy kisses from students no deɛ no bro go talk am 😭😭😂
— Mr. Pressdent🇬🇭 (@Korsogyimi) August 16, 2021
This is nonsense… this so-called Rev. Father has to be called out no defense we are in a cultured society. https://t.co/uQPZvAS9wp
— Nukunumawu4real (@klayegabrielkof) August 17, 2021
News on rev father kissing some girls really worry me. Ah
— speak visuals (@Nfoni_Gh) August 17, 2021