The youth, have been tasked to work
hard to achieve academic excellence or in their chosen professions
rather than engaging in cyber fraud.
The Reverend Enoch Osafo, Pastor in charge of the
Taifa Central branch of the Christ Apostolic Church International,
expressed his regret over the misuse of the internet by the youth.
He said instead of using the internet to access information and
acquire knowledge; they rather use it to engage in fraudulent deals.
Rev. Osafo, who was preaching on Sunday to round off
the church's Mission's Week, said the use of spiritual powers in
cyber fraud, now known as “Issakawa”, by the youth, was
gradually becoming a social vice.
He said the youth, after defrauding innocent people through the
internet, use the proceeds to acquire flashy cars and deal in drugs.
However, after enjoying the proceeds of their activities, they
ended up “going mad and dying prematurely”.
The Minister therefore charged parents to question their
wards, who are not in gainful employment over how they acquired
“Monitor and pray for your children to save them from
destruction. If your child who is under 18 purchases a VW Golf car
ask him how he came by that. Don't get excited over wealth they
did not toil for.”
Rev. Osafo further entreated members of the church to
go all out to preach the gospel to the youth in order to save them
from robbery, drug abuse, prostitution and other social vices.
“If you preach to them and they repent from their sins,
the nation would be spared the high rate of robbery, drug peddling
and prostitution,” he told the congregation.