The latest investigative piece from Anas Aremeyaw Anas shows how orphans of the Echoing Hills Village, a non-governmental organisation at Madina, are subjected to cruel or violent treatment.
Excerpts of the yet to be released documentary shows how in one instance, a man of God forcibly lets a child at the orphanage eat his own excreta.
Titled “Torture Home… When a man of God abuses children”, the documentary also reveals how the home, under the leadership of Rev Lawrence Lamina, sells donations meant for the upkeep of the home.
In the video Rev Lawrence is heard saying, “I see them as my own children,” but is seen supervising the torture of a young boy.
“Do you want to kill me? I’ll kill you first,” the pastor fumed while the child is subdued, pressed to the ground so that he cannot protest while being subjected to degrading treatment by his caregiver cum minister of the Gospel.
Echoing Hills Village is a non-governmental organisation located at Madina in the Greater Accra Region. It has been receiving tremendous help from the public both local and foreign, in order to continue to care for the children who are without parents and have found themselves in the home.
Anas in a Facebook post on Monday said “When a man of God pulls a dagger and threatens to kill a child in his orphanage for committing a ‘crime’, he naturally courts society’s wrath and outright condemnation.”
“It is shocking to watch the video, yet it is gratifying that a place meant for the protection of children in difficult circumstances but turned into a special prison for their torture has finally been exposed,” he added.
The documentary will be premiered on Friday, June 28 on a number of television networks including JoyNews and Adom TV as well as his website, jesuisanas.org.