The Ghana Police Service (GPS) issued a warning to religious leaders on Monday about issuing false prophesies for the year 2022.
The security service warned clergy against inciting dread in people’s minds in a statement titled “Communication of Prophecies and Their Legal Implications.”
According to the GPS, false prophecies have caused public tensions, anxiety, and terror among citizens.
While religious organizations have the freedoms of worship and communication, they must also respect the rights and freedoms of others.
The cops recalled how, over the years, predictions of damage and death have put countless people’s lives in jeopardy.
According to the press release, it is illegal in Ghana to publish or repeat a remark, rumor, or report that is likely to provoke fear and alarm.
It’s also illegal to disseminate incorrect or misleading information that could jeopardize the effectiveness of life-saving services or jeopardize the safety of anyone.
“We therefore wish to caution all Ghanaians, especially religious groups and leaders to treasures in their uttrance, especially how they communicate prophecies, which may injure the right of other and the public interest.
“The Ghana Police Service wishes to place on record that the police are not against prophecies; we acknowledge at we Ghanaian are religious people who known, and believe in, has centrality of God in our lives”, the GPS added.