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We will sanction pastors who made unlawful prophesies on 31st December – Police

We will sanction pastors who made unlawful prophesies on 31st December – Police

The Ghana Police Service has served notice that it is reviewing videos of pastors who allegedly engaged in prophetic ministry during 31st December watchnight services.

The Police in an earlier communique cautioned pastors against divulging information in the name of prophecies that had tendency of breaching the laws of the country, specifically the law against causing fear and panic.

The police warned in a statement issued on Monday, December 27 that “We want to caution that under Ghanaian law, it is a crime for a person to publish or reproduce a statement, rumour or report which is likely to cause fear and alarm to the public or to disturb the public peace, where that person has no evidence to prove that the statement, rumour or report is true.”

Almost a week after the watchnight celebrations across the country, the Police have congratulated religious leaders for generally abiding by the directive but added they are reviewing some footages in their possession to ascertain whether or not they breached the laws.

“The Police wish to commend all religious groups in particular and the public in general, for their support and understanding of our proactive policing initiative on the communication of prophecies and related matters prior to the 31st December celebrations,” a statement issued Public Affairs Director of the Ghana Police Service, Superintendent Alexander Obeng noted.

The statement added that “following this initiative, multiple video footages have come to our attention regarding the communication of prophecies on the night of 31st December, 2021. Police have begun analysing these videos to ascertain whether any of them is in breach of the laws of the country and anybody found culpable will be put before the court.”

jonah.eledi@mx24gh.com

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