The caution by the Ghana Police Service against fake prophesies on 31st Night has been backed by the founder of the Ghana Union Movement (GUM) Christian Kwabena Andrew.
This follows a serious word of caution from the Ghana Police Service to leaders of the various religious organizations against prophecies that would create fear and panic as we inch towards the end of the year.
Some pastors have unfortunately gained notoriety for making wild prophecies and predictions that tend to create panic and fear among Ghanaians during all-night church services on every December 31st in recent years.
The Police, however, made it clear to the citizenry in a statement released on Tuesday that such prophecies are offensive to the law and offenders will be held liable.
“A person found guilty under these laws could be liable to a term of imprisonment of up to five years.
“We, therefore, wish to caution all Ghanaians, especially religious groups and leaders to be measured in their utterances, especially how they communicate prophecies, which may injure the right of others and the public interest,” Director of Public Affairs for Ghana Police, Supt. Alexander Kweku Obeng warned.
The move, according to Kyiri Abosom, would bring some level of sanity into Christendom and the country.
He applauded the Inspector General of Police (IGP) George Akuffo Dampare and his team for coming out with the warning.
“It will let people come out with the truth. We are all going to be watchdogs on this 31st December 2021. Because we need to know those who will come out with the false prophecy. Even when I hear it I will report it.”
Osofo Kyiri Abosom continued, “Now that we are heading to 31st December and the Police Administration has brought this law to halt the issue of false prophecy that causes fear and panic, it will keep some people’s mouths shut. Most of what they say doesn’t happen so what Dampare has instituted is good.
“However, whoever will come up with a false prophecy, the 5-years jail term is low, rather we can make it 10-years. So that people wouldn’t joke with the minds of Ghanaians and God. Let’s be alert and I support Dampare.”