Maverick politician and member of parliament for Ningo Prampram Constituency, Sam George has kicked against the decision by the police to sanction religious leaders over their prophecies on December 31 during the Watch Night services.
In a recent post he made on social media, Sam George wondered why the Inspector General of Police (IGP) will ban the declaration of prophesies about the new year.
He quizzed the IGP to show where the law stipulates that men of God and clergymen who defy the directive will be punished.
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”
The IGP initially released a statement cautioning prophets to be watchful in their communication of prophecy.
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”