Renowned Ghanaian preacher, Dr. Lawrence Tetteh, has revealed he paid for the casket of the late dancehall musician, Ebony Reigns, who was laid to rest at the Osu Cemetery in Accra on Saturday.
He told hundreds of mourners, mostly celebrities, fans and family members at the burial service for the late musician that he also paid for the preservation of Ebony’s body while at the mortuary as well as the hearse that conveyed the mortal remains.
“I bought the casket there; i paid for it” Dr. Tetteh said as he pointed to the black casket, a revelation that attracted applause from the mourners at Ebony’s burial service in Accra, adding “I paid for the keeping of the body at the mortuary”.
“I paid for it, i paid for the hearse. All that i told the parents is that choose the casket you want and i paid for it,” he stated.
Dr. Tetteh who is the founder of World Miracle Outreach said he was not enthused about comments by some people claiming to be sponsors for the funeral of the musician who died on February 8, 2018.
Why I did he spend so much on Ebony’s funeral?
He insisted he has spent more money on the funeral than anyone, stating “I have spent a lot of money and I’m hearing the money some people have used as sponsors…and I have spent more than them”.
Justifying his decision to spend money on the funeral of the late musician, Dr. Tetteh explained he found the funeral programme to be a platform to share the word of God to the people, particularly those in the entertainment industry some of who he claimed were in bed with evil spirits.
“It’s not that i didn’t know what to do with the money, but i see this programme as an opportunity to let you know that we love you, Jesus loves you. Tell somebody Jesus loves you…If you don’t love God you will die!” he stated.
The reverend minister added “I see this programme as a crusade to speak to you about Christ”.
Meanwhile, he has condemned some showbiz personalities who he said were using the funeral ceremony to popularize themselves at a time that “we should be saddened”
“All of you musicians here and the artiste listen to me, it is very sad that somebody’s daughter is dead and some of you are using it to score popularity points. It’s not nice!” he told them.
“We should not take advantage of somebody’s death,” he added, stating further that “this is not the time to look at personality and look at who is popular and who is not popular. Think about your life and let us be real because whether you like it or not, very one day u will die”.
The late songstress, born Priscilla Opoku-Kwarteng, died in a car accident on February 8, 2018, together with her childhood friend Franky Kuri and Francis Atsu Vondee of the Ghana Air Force, believed to be her bodyguard.