IGP Warns Prophets Over Fake Prophesies, Says Guilty Persons Will Serve A 5-Years Jail Term

The Inspector-General of Police (IGP) has sent a strong warning to men of God to be mindful of certain prophesies they will be making before, during and after their cross over services.

According to him, although there is freedom of worship in the country, the rights and freedoms of individuals cannot be infringed upon.

In a statement signed by the Director of Public Affairs, Supt. Alexander Obeng, he said "As the year 2021 draws to a close, the Ghana Police Service wishes to draw the attention of Ghanaians, especially religious groups, to tye fact that whereas we have the right to religion, freedom of worship and free speech, all of these rights are subject to the respect for the rights and freedoms of others accordingly to our laws"

The statement also added that over the years, communication of prophesies of harm, danger and death by some religious leaders have created tension and panic in the Ghanaian society and put the lives of many in fear and danger.

Supt. Obeng stressed that the Ghana Police Service wishes to caution that under the 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 Alexander to the public.

The Ghana Police ceased the opportunity to advise the public to adhere to the covid protocols to help prevent the spread of the virus.

Below is a copy of the release:

Story by: Joshua Kwabena Smith