Ghana Police Service have announced that videos of some prophecies made by Pastors during 31st-night church services in December 2021 are currently being reviewed, to determine if they breached laws of the country.
Nigeriana reported earlier that ahead of the cross-over service, the country’s police warned religious leaders against making misleading prophecies for 2022. The GPS said misleading prophecies have resulted in public tensions, anxiety and panic among citizens.
The police recalled how, over the years, prophecies of harm and death put the lives of many in danger. They also pointed out that under Ghanaian law, it is a crime to publish or reproduce a statement, rumours or report likely to cause fear and alarm.
In a statement released on Thursday January 6, the police said laws on publication of information including prophecies that tend to cause fear and panic, are not limited to 31st watch-night services but all other days.
The Police commended the public for their support in ensuring respect for the rule of law, but also added that if any of the prophesies contravene the law, it will be addressed.
The Police in the press release reiterated that the law and service are not against religious practices or the performances of the religious doctrines and beliefs such as prophecies.
Read the statement below;