Bernard Nyarko

Kumawood actor, Collins Oteng, popularly known as Komfo Kolege, has revealed why the late actor, Bishop Bernard Nyarko, before his demise, prevented his colleagues from paying him a visit.

Speaking on Adom FM’s Dwaso Nsem morning show Monday, he said the deceased had requested that his colleagues stay away from him while he was receiving treatment at the hospital.

Komfo Kolege said, Bishop Nyarko’s request was due to the bad state he was in and feared his colleagues upon visiting him would take pictures of him and splash them on social media.

“I spoke to him most of the time while he was sick and I always asked whether I, together with some of our colleagues, could come for a visit but he always declined our request,” he recounted.

He added, “Until his demise, we didn’t know where he was, we didn’t know whether he was in a hospital or not. We forced him to tell us but he didn’t.”

According to him, Bishop Nyarko even rejected financial support his colleagues offered saying he needed prayers and not financial support.

In an old viral video, a group of Kumawood actors, led by Big Akwes, complained bitterly about how the mother of the late actor had refused to grant them access to their sick colleague.

“He (Bishop Nyarko) has visas and we can help him travel abroad for treatment but his mother has locked him up to die,” Big Akwes said.

But Komfo Kolege said although he agreed with him (Bishop Nyarko) at that time, he thought the deceased should have given them a chance to at least pay him a visit while he was sick.