Ghanaian government, (police), has warned religious leaders in the country against misleading, injurious prophecies in 2022.
In a statement dated December 27th, 2021, Ghanaian government cautioned against any prophecy injurious to its citizens.
“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.”
According to the statement, words communicated, reproduce, and/or published, injurious to citizens, is a crime under the Ghanaian law.
“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 the statement, rumour or report to be 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, or to endanger the safety of any person;” adding that, “over the years, prophecies of harm, danger, and death, by some religious leaders, have degenerated tension and panic among the Ghanaian society.”
Based on this, the nation’s leadership said, misleading, injurious prophecies, will not be welcomed at all in the country come 2022.
It was therefore submitted in the press statement that, “Persons found guilty under these laws, could be liable to a term of imprisonment of up to five years.”
While warning against what the Ghanaian government called ‘injurious’ prophecies, the country’s policemen assured religious organizations of its commitment to ensuring maximum security during the crossover night, and afterwards.
“The police wish to assure all religious organisations that we are committed to ensuring the maximum security during the 31st December night, end of year services and beyond.,” with an emphasis that, “There should be no apprehensions about undertaking the various activities”, during the crossover night.