The Ghana Police Service has plied with religious leaders to take into consideration the laws of the country when expressing their faith to aid in harmonious living in the country.
On Monday, October 25,2021, the Ghana Police Service gave this caution to the religious leaders after a meeting with the religious and faith-based organisations.
The meeting was called at the bidding of the Inspector General of Police(IGP) Dr. George Akuffo Dampare. It was aimed at highlighting the rights and limitations of the religious community within the walls of the law.
Religion and the Law was the subject matter.
The police statement noted some issues that were discussed at the forum “the provisions of the Constitution relating to freedom of religion, the church/mosques as a corporate entity, criminal offences that may be committed by religious bodies or their appointees, and possible human rights abuses. Other issues discussed were spirituality and requirements of evidence as required by the court, religious doctrines that contravene provisions of the Constitution, and the general enforcement of the law,”
The meeting was attended by members of the Police Management Board (POMAB), representatives of the Christian Council of Ghana, Office of the Chief Imam, Ghana Catholic Bishop Conference, Pentecostal and Charismatic Council, Council of Independent Churches, and the National Association of Christian and Charismatic Churches and presided over by the IGP.
This meeting comes after two prophets have been arrested recently for flouting the law. That is Rev.Owusu Bempah, and the recent one Bishop Stephen Kwesi Appiah popularly known as Jesus Ahuofe who was charged for causing fear and panic following his prophecy on Shatta Wale’s death which he(Shattawale) faked causing their arrest on October 19,2021.
They however have been granted bail.
STORY BY HELLEN GRACE (enmoregh.com)