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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 girls to the kiss after gifting them an undisclosed amount of money each and presenting them with certificates for completing a bible quiz.
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.