The famous evangelist preached in a viral audio using the Asantehene as an example where he questioned his impact and legacy.
The audio was secretly shared online and it offended many of the King’s subjects.
The poured out their anger via social media, with many threatening to attack Lighthouse Chapel branches in Kumasi, the seat of the Asantehene.
Bishop Dag Heward-Mills has finally apologised to the Asantehene in a statement on Saturday, June 19, 2021, explaining that the message was preached nearly 20 years ago and had been taken out of context and maliciously circulated.
He alleged that the audio was maliciously reshared by his enemies who had previously threatened to close down branches of his church in Kumasi.
“I am deeply saddened that a message I shared at a conference, nearly 20 years ago, has been taken out of its context and circulated by persons who have previously declared that they will maliciously cause our churches in Kumasi to be closed down”.
“I wish to apologise to His Majesty, Otumfuo Nana Osei Tutu II, for any disrespect, insult or harm caused him or his royal court. Please accept my profound apologies for the statements I made,” the statement read in part.
Bishop Dag also highlighted the accomplishments of the Asantehene, adding that “the accomplishments of his majesty Otumfuo Nana Osei Tutu II are evident and manifest for all to see”.
Read the full statement below