Member of Parliament for Ningo Prampram, Sam George has expressed his bewilderment at a statement from Ghana Police to caution Pastors and Prophets against making prophesies which could destabilize peace and security in the country or endanger life and security.
He indicated his surprise at the Police under the guidance of IGP Dr. George Akuffo Dampaare, to prevent new year prophesies to be made by me of God.
In his words, “So what exactly will the IGP be charging Pastors and Prophets with if they prophesy tonight? Which part of our Criminal Codes bars prophecy? I would like to be educated”
A statement released by the police cautioned Prophets across the country to be mindful of the kind of prophesies they make as the year comes to an end.
The statement reads, “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”.
“It is also a crime for a person, by means of electronic communications service, to knowingly send a communication that is false or misleading and likely to prejudice the efficiency of life saving service or to endanger the safety of any person,” the statement signed by Superintendent Alexander Obeng, the Director of Public Affairs of the Ghana Police Service”