Be measured in how you communicate prophecies – Police to religious leaders

The Ghana Police Service has caution Ghanaians, especially religious groups and leaders to be measured in how they communicate prophecies, which may injure the right of others and the public interest.

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 people in fear and danger.

The Police in a statement signed by the Director-General, Public Affairs, ACP Kwesi Ofori cautioned 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. A person found guilty under these laws could be liable to a term of imprisonment of up to five years.” the statement added.

The Ghana Police Service placed on record that it is not against prophecies; as it acknowledges that Ghanaians are a religious people who knots, and believe in, the centrality of God in their lives.


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