The Ghana Police Service has denied allegations that it stopped men of God from foretelling the year 2023 on the 31st watchnight.
The Service claims that it has no objections to ministers of God prophesying on the eve of the New Year; rather, it is primarily concerned with the manner in which these prophesies are delivered to the congregation.
“I believe people read the statement. I believe you would agree with me that the statement didn’t say that, you do agree with me? So the police has no issue with anybody prophesying. Our message was clear, prophesy all you want but do it within the limits of the law. We live in a country with rules and all of us individually and collectively are expected to express our freedoms and rights within the laws and also have respects for the rights and freedoms of other persons and also the public interest”. Director of Public Affairs Department of the Ghana Police Service Superintendent Grace Ansah-Akrofi disclosed.
She continued by saying that these prophets must also watch out for unneeded terror and dread when making their forecasts.
“So if you have a prophecy, prophesy but if it puts me in danger, put my life at risk then I have a concern and the law protects me. As much as you have freedom to express your belief, I also have the right to live dignity as I please”, Superintendent Grace Ansah-Akrofi stressed.
In a statement released by the Ghana Police Service prior to the conclusion of the year, it was stated that “on December 27th, the Ghana Police Service issued a warning against illegal transmissions of predictions.
Additionally, the police pleaded with the public, particularly prophets and pastors, to exercise caution when making their prophecies.